MFP 179: Adolescence is Coming (if not already)

Re-release of MP005 Preparing your tween (and yourself!) for adolescence.

  You try your hardest to raise your teenagers with patience, honesty and good manners, but they still end up being like you.

– Anonymous

There is much confusion among teens today around the crucial questions of life and we believe it is because too many parents are not taking up their essential role in their children’s lives.  During adolescence, the parent-child relationship is crucial especially for the parent of the same sex. Fathers teach boys how to be men, and mothers teach girls how to be women.  It’s never too early to start thinking about how to handle this period of transition from childhood to adulthood.  We have seen over the years some families who do this transition very well, and unfortunately some that don’t. Listen in to this podcast as we discuss things we have done with our teens, five of whom are now adults, and how we continue to learn about this wonderful stage of parenting that brings its own joys and challenges.  

We discuss these resources in our podcast today: