Teens: Your story matters and I want to hear it. During the teen years, emotions run high and every new event or hurt feels insurmountable.
Parents/guardians teens need additional support when they stop spending time with family, they overreact to small struggles and begin to talk about themselves negatively. We can see this in a lack of desire to interact with others, a drop in grades or an unwillingness or fear to try new experiences or retry old things they used to enjoy.
By creating a safe, judgement-free zone your teen and I get to know each other and communicate on their level for them to experience the greatest benefit from the relationship.