Tweens and teens are going thru tremendous hormonal and neurological changes that affect their ability to regulate and modulate their impulses.
While this is triggering to our own nervous systems, they need our help regulating thru calm and caring responses to their reactions.
Respond, don't react. Otherwise you'll end up in a react and react back and react back cycle.
You can be calm and compassionate and still guide your teens into effective ways of communicating and relating.
Model for them your own consent process, and help them deeply understand the nuance of desire
Learn the benefits of playing make believe with your kids, how it helps their brains and your bond with them, and get fun ideas for make believe scenarios to try, including playing wild animals on the way to lunch and defending a castle against stinky underwear, in this insightful video.
In this video, you'll learn why providing your children with a safety net to navigate difficult social situations is crucial, and how to create an open and non-judgmental environment where they can trust and depend on you.