Episode #33: How to Be a Mighty Parent for Your Teen w/ Sandy Fowler

Is your teen responding with “I don’t know” all the time? Are you stressed out that there are more arguments than peaceful, heart-to-heart conversations? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I am interviewing Sandy Fowler, co-host of the Mighty Parenting podcast, who will be sharing proven and effective strategies for communicating with your teen without all the yelling, shouting, and nagging.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What the #1 source of anxiety is for both parents and students
  • How anxiety affects our bodies and produces a similar physiological response to encountering a tiger
  • Healthy practices that you can implement into your daily life to take care of your emotional health
  • An effective way of communication with your child so that he/she can live a happier life and achieve the goals they want
  • How you can relieve stress/pressure off of yourself
  • How to teach your child to manage their own life
  • The best time to start letting go of control over your kids
  • A useful tip for what to do immediately with your child when they are stressed out
  • How something can look like rebellion but is actually a sign of anxiety
  • Effective strategies to breakthrough/interrupt your body’s hormonal/physiological reactions to stress

NOTABLE QUOTES:

We really need to understand that our thoughts are not reality; they’re just thoughts.
No human being can make another human being do something.
Validate their feelings because that’s all we all want and stop trying to solve it!
If people are doing everything for us, we have no reason to learn a skill.
If it’s not a safety issue, back off a little and let them handle it.
Parents need to model all the emotionally healthy coping strategies, an emotionally healthy lifestyle, and good communication.
Planning for college takes everything that might be not going well in our home or in our relationship with our kids or with our parents, and it amplifies it.
Take control of your emotional wellness!
You can reduce your stress and anxiety with some very simple steps.
So many of our bad parenting decisions actually come from a place of fear.

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