The family dynamic is ever changing. Children grow into teens, and teens into young adults and with these normal progressions communication needs to progress too. We want to provide parenting strategies and communication skills, so in turn you can support your teen’s/young adult’s emotional wellbeing. We work with and support parents on understanding how their childhood experiences may be influencing their parenting styles and emotional reactions to their children. Often times parents find great relief in downloading their own issues in a private session and in turn feel less pressure and angst when helping their teen or young adult through their process. We are here for the whole family.
Teens sit at the precipice that is young adulthood. It can be a confusing and challenging time as they strive to fit in with their peer group, while at the same time they naturally push away from family in order to gain independence. This normal process more often than not creates tension, misunderstanding, and isolation for the teen and possibly other family members. We want to help open up the lines of communication so you and your teen can be on the same page.
Our goal is to help you and your teen;
- Navigate the process of growing into new independence.
- Discover, develop, and define core values individually and as a family
- Respect family boundaries
- Help teens learn to create healthy boundaries in regards to friends and obligations
- Understand actions and consequences
Launching young adults into the world is not for the faint of heart! They face many internal and external challenges. While they may be excited to strike out on their own, at the same time they may have intense fear or anxiety realizing they don’t know how to do it. They see the daunting task of new financial responsibilities, finding a place to live, navigating friendships/intimacy, and new-found freedoms. Often times young adults feel like they have to have it “all” figured out not realizing, life is an unfolding process. This fear can cause them to freeze and is sometimes perceived as laziness, not caring, or just wanting to live at home forever. We will work with your young adult to help then gain the tools they will need for a successful launch.
- Leaning independent living skills
- Implementing healthy boundaries
- Develop core values
- Planning the next steps for their future