While you realize a teen life coach may be the answer to helping her through her challenges, she may not. You mention the idea of coaching and she responds with “I don’t need a therapist, mom!”
A good coach or therapist will provide support and guidance, but there are a few fundamental differences.
Talking to your daughter about getting a life coach can be tricky. How do you start a meaningful conversation about coaching with your daughter and help her see the many ways she will benefit? I have a few tips for you.
I started coaching Aviva in the area of self-confidence in May 2016 and we worked together through high school. Now, she is in her second year at LMU and we are still in touch. She’s graciously agreed to share a little bit about her experience with coaching and how it impacted her life.
Like most of us, I am ready to say good-bye to 2020, a year marked by extremes and full of change. Some of these changes were welcomed but most were not. However, I hope our memories will not focus only on the challenges of 2020, but also on the silver linings.
Last week, a group of thoughtful girls gathered on Zoom for my Dreams and Goals workshop. They were ready to dive into their values and dreams, plus learn a process for goal-setting that would provide them a meaningful plan for turning their dreams into reality.
Last week, a teen client started her session with tears in her eyes and frustration on her face. The first thing she said was, “Erica, you caught me in a spiral.” She was referring to an overwhelming spiral of negative self-talk and frustration, a place in which teens often find themselves when facing a challenge.
When you record self-soothing activities and positive routines, they become your go-to place when you or your teen feel overwhelmed or don’t know what to do. This is one of the most helpful tools for teens, as it is common for them to slip into tunnel vision when experiencing high levels of stress.
This is the time of year when we focus on our blessings and begin to consider how we want to start the New Year. Whether we set long-term goals or New Year resolutions, gratitude is one of the most important elements to achieving what we desire.
The holiday season means more time with family and an opportunity for meaningful conversations with your teen. I’ve created questions that will help spark a thoughtful dialogue and keep your teen engaged.
At age 13, Kennah was adjusting to too many changes at once. New town, new school, new living situation, new friends. She came to coaching and stayed through high school and transition to college. Listen to her sharing hew coaching experience.
Whether your daughter is clear about her passion or on the path to discovery, these ideas can open up a discussion about following her dreams.
These four yoga techniques that you can practice off the mat will help you and your teen daughter reduce overwhelm and build a closer connection.