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How to Deal with Perceived “Back Talk” – A Conscious Parenting Perspective

Our teens bark back or try to get the last word for 2 reasons. 1) They don’t feel heard or honored. Teens get “defensive” with parents as a result. 2) They need to be different from us as parents in order to grow into independence. As parents, we can approach our teens with conscious communication. We can use I-Messages to communicate how disrespect feels and model how we would like to be spoken to.

Secret Solutions to Parent Overwhelm

Parent Overwhelm Solutions: 1) Take time to reflect more and do less to respect your own boundaries. 2) Use empowering affirmations with yourself and your teen. 3) Co-create supportive community with other parents.

How to Help Your Teen Finish the Pandemic School Year Strong

A practice of mindfulness, helps teens find their own calm and inner wisdom which holds all the answers to the questions they pose. Mindful deep breathing and awareness centers teens, placing them in the present (not the anxious future or depressed past) and gives them the ease to regulate their emotions. Practically that means I coach teens to manageably break down their assignments, confront test anxiety and release depression.

Read all about my strategies. Take a read and grow your relationships to the next level.

How to Deal with Perceived “Back Talk” – A Conscious Parenting Perspective

How to Deal with Perceived “Back Talk” – A Conscious Parenting Perspective

Our teens bark back or try to get the last word for 2 reasons. 1) They don’t feel heard or honored. Teens get “defensive” with parents as a result. 2) They need to be different from us as parents in order to grow into independence. As parents, we can approach our teens with conscious communication. We can use I-Messages to communicate how disrespect feels and model how we would like to be spoken to.

read more
How to Help Your Teen Finish the Pandemic School Year Strong

How to Help Your Teen Finish the Pandemic School Year Strong

A practice of mindfulness, helps teens find their own calm and inner wisdom which holds all the answers to the questions they pose. Mindful deep breathing and awareness centers teens, placing them in the present (not the anxious future or depressed past) and gives them the ease to regulate their emotions. Practically that means I coach teens to manageably break down their assignments, confront test anxiety and release depression.

read more

Laura Lyles Reagan, MS

Dr. Shefali Tsabary and Laura Lyles Reagan at Evolve

For more than 30 years, Sociologist Laura Lyles Reagan has worked in youth development and parent education. Her approach, called co-creation, helps teens and parents grow the skills they need for positive relationships. Seen here with Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent and Oprah’s “favorite parenting expert,” who invited her to her annual event, Evolve. 

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