Day 7 Challenge - So What?
Read about today's challenge, watch the accompanying short video and print the downloadable resource.
What does it mean to embrace the 'so what' parenting perspective?
Embracing the 'so what' parenting perspective reinforces all of the effort you have put into learning and implementing all of the skills presented in this course. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done! However, remember, despite our best efforts as parents of teens, our interactions with them will not always have the outcome we had hoped for. At some point, you are going to find that you will lose your shit over seemingly "big things," that when you take a step back from the situation, you realize are "little things." No need to be difficult with yourself; when you find yourself over-invested, over-emotional, and doubting your abilities as a parent raising a teen, remember to ask yourself "So What?" After all, as the parent of a teen, at the core of your parenting philosophy, is a sense that all intentions are based in LOVE. Do the "little things" need to be addressed? ABSOLUTELY. However, take a few deep breaths first and let the situation settle - gather those facts so that you are able to respond and not react to the situation by looking at it globally and focusing on the "big things." If you focus too greatly on the "little things," the message you risk sending your teen is that you care more about the "little things" than you care about them. And, even though you tell your teen that such is simply untrue, your behavior trumps your statement. In the end, the little things won't matter - preserve the relationship with your child - your words and your actions leave a lasting impression.
Your CHALLENGE for Day 7 is to embrace the SO WHAT parenting perspective; how can you utilize the SO WHAT parenting perspective to strengthen your relationship with your teen?
REMINDER: Print and complete the downloadable resource for Day 7 to assist with skill review and application. THERE IS ALSO AN ADDITIONAL DOWNLOAD TODAY, YOUR QUICK REFERENCE CHEAT SHEET TO HELP YOU ACCESS THESE SKILLS ON THE FLY!! Put it on your fridge, in your office, download to your phone...wherever you need it.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PARENT-TEEN RELATIONSHIPS MASTER CLASS, YOUR FEEDBACK REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED AND WILL BE CONSIDERED AND UTILIZED TO FACILITATE THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE PARENT-TEEN RELATIONSHIPS MASTER CLASS.
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