July 18, 2016

How to Have Better Relationships with Your Teens

Struggling to keep up with your teenagers and all the crazy stuff they do or go through? You’re not alone. Raising a teenager can be difficult. Listen to some advice from Heather Johnson about how to better connect with your teen:

“Teenage life can be a lot of fun. We think of it as terrible sometimes, but if we can change our mindset that teenagers are terrific, then they can show you they’re actually pretty unbelievable people. We see it in our own home and with people I work with. We see teenagers as narcissistic and selfish but in reality, we need to cut them some slack. These sweet little things are just trying to figure life out. This time of their lives is the time that you as parents need to be most creative. Teenagers need autonomy, they need time to grow, and we can give that to them. You have to let them discover themselves, and at the same time, let you guide them and mentor them without them knowing. It’s a difficult task, but it can be done.” -Heather Johnson

Listen to the rest of the podcast at: https://goo.gl/iY2ziH

Matt talks with Heather Johnson, M.S., who has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. She is passionate about teaching students the principles behind successful families and the importance of families spending time together. Heather and Dr. Matt talk about how to better connect with our teenagers.

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