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139. "You Can't Make Me" - Negotiating with your Tween or Teen

Join host Tess Connolly, LCSW, for an episode on negotiating with tweens and teens.

⭐ Tess introduces herself as the host and discusses the challenge of negotiating with teenagers.

⭐ She shares her personal experience negotiating with her own freshman in high school.

⭐ Tess highlights the difficulties of negotiating with teens who resist parental influence, emphasizing the need for parental guidance while respecting teens' autonomy.

⭐ She shares an example from her life where her son was offered an executive functioning pilot program at school and discusses her struggles in convincing him to participate.

⭐ Tess emphasizes the importance of understanding your child's personality, strengths, weaknesses, and triggers for effective negotiation.

⭐ She talks about the significance of allowing teens to make their own decisions when appropriate, fostering independence and confidence.

⭐ Tess discusses situations where parental intervention is essential, especially concerning safety and long-term consequences.

⭐ She shares proactive negotiation strategies such as planning ahead, listening to teens' concerns, and providing positive reinforcement.

⭐ Tess encourages parents to trust their instincts and offers support and resources for negotiating with teens.

⭐ Tess offers a free 30-minute session for parents seeking further support and guidance.


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