024. Navigating Kids Getting Older Without Losing Your Cool


Are you just about losing your cool when it comes to parenting your teenage kids? I know, teenagers can be super difficult, especially when they become young adults.

In this episode, I answer Tracy’s question about navigating her relationship with her 18 year old son. It brought me back to when my girls were that age, and how important it was to have boundaries and to build an open, honest and trusting relationship. 

If you’re in this struggle right now, I hear you! Listen in for my best tips in navigating this time in your life together (it gets better, I promise)! 

 We talk about:

  • [0:20] Tracy’s question about navigating her relationship with her 18 year old son
  • [2:45] Why we’re always looking forward the next stage in life
  • [5:00] How to give kids space and boundaries at the same time
  • [13:50] Connecting over your kid’s interests
  • [17:00] How to ask your kid to spend more time with you

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 Until next time friends! Do the hard things, and show up like you mean it! Without Losing Your Cool!