“We are on a journey not to be perfect, but to be whole.”
~ Eileen Anglin
It is often challenging to parent a teen, especially when as parents, we are in emotional pain. Anything that we have not emotionally processed from our teen years will form "blind spots" in our ability to parent well.
When we defend against seeing, feeling and healing the emotional pain from our past, we will get emotionally triggered as our children grow up.
Having spent much of my daughter's teen years caught up in worry and anxiety, my beloved daughter is now 22 and is flourishing with self-expression. and also is thriving in new adventures in school and work.
Looking back, I see that I had "stuff" to emotionally heal from my teen years around giving away my power as a young female. This made me overly anxious about my daughter. I recently had a great conversation with teen resilience coach Deanne Barrett about how I healed my "inner teen" through deep contemplation, writing, dance and drawing. I share about this process in the You Tube interview below. Please join us in our lively conversation.
This course is suitable for children, adults and teens: