What is codependence anyway?
The Mirriam-Webster Dictionary defines codependency as, a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person manifesting low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another person and places the needs of that person before his or her own.
But what does codependence look like in relationship to your teen?

– Is your mood dependent on your teen’s mood?

– Do you feel guilt or shame when your teen fails?

– Do you feel your teen’s problems are your problems?
– Are your teen’s successes your successes?
– Do you spend more of your time on your teen and family than you do on your own life?
– Do you spend more of your energy on your teen and family than you do your own life?
– Do you spend more money on your teen’s hobbies than you do on your hobbies?
– Are you anxious about your teen’s life, including when you are not near them?

If you answered “yes” to 4 or more of these questions, you may have codependent tendencies with your teen.
Freedom can be just around the corner, and it all starts with that “B” word. That’s right, “Boundaries.” But not any kind of boundaries – only those that detach with love and use conscious communication work with teens.
I want to show you how.
Don’t sit with this information alone. If it stressed you to take the quiz and ponder the results, consider this your shoulder tap and opportunity to free yourself. Reach out and download the 12 Steps for Parenting Teens