Where's the Line? A Parent's Guide to Teen Transitions without Trauma
This book is a guide to parents of teens and preteens who wish to create a strong and lifelong bond with their children that will grow with the parent-child relationship.
Inside you will find some practical ideas about how to guide your teen through the new and unfamiliar areas they are about to traverse as they make their way from elementary school into the middle and high school years. More
Inside you will find some practical ideas about how to guide your teen through the new and unfamiliar areas they are about to traverse. Presented here are new ways to think about topics like school, electronics, sexuality, and even the teen brain –which is changing while you read this.
This book in no way attempts to tell you how you should live your life or parent your teen. It is designed to assist you in identifying and evaluating your own personal parenting strategies based on your own family values. By becoming conscious of what you stand for and what you would like your child to take into the world, you are able to be a parent who is present and thoughtful in what you present to your child as you show them where the line is.
Occasionally, some people look back on this time and have misgivings about how they could have made this transition a happier and healthier time for themselves and their child – with fewer lows and more highs. These people wonder if there is something that they could have done to assist their child in a more resourceful manner. There are ideas that can be put into place, and it is not too late. It is possible to begin to gently make this shift gently, and this more proactive strategy can start today. The fact is, you are the resource, and this book will help you get in touch with that resourcefulness.
While reading this book you will be presented with a number of ideas and thoughts about the modern adolescent experience that you might never have considered. When you use the processes in this book you will find yourself a more active participant in your child’s life, and this will bring you closer to knowing what is going on for them. These processes will also help you become more present and aware in your own life as you actively consider ideas that will reveal how you view your place in your own life – as well as that of being the parent. By simply considering these ideas, you will begin to think about things in a way that will help you re-frame, or find a new perspective for whatever is going on!
Don’t be afraid or intimidated by what is on the horizon of this transition! The fact is, that for a short time longer, you the parent, are the most important influence in your child’s life. After reading this book and being thoughtful about the ideas within, you will know that you have been completely clear with your teen and that you are able to shift the line when needed. After all, as each child grows up, the line has to be adjusted. Without having some knowledge of how to do this already, your child would still be sleeping in a crib!
Indeed by reading this book and considering the ideas and perspectives presented, as well as completing the exercises, you will be parenting with expanded consciousness, building a powerful, trusting, and loving relationship that will last a lifetime. And you will be doing this job in an ultimately more effective manner!