Do you ever default to doing what's easy? Giving in and giving up don't serve your child. Tough love doesn't always mean drastic measures. It's also called that because it's tough for us parents! Keep your vision for their future selves, how they show up in the world, front and center. Give them what they need to grow into that vision. Need help doing the hard thing? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the quick start guide, "6 Steps to Help You Do What Feels Hard".
Fern Weis is a certified life coach who learned that caring and good intentions are not enough in parenting. In fact, they are often the problem! Fern supports parents of teens and young adults who are going through difficult situations, including addiction recovery. She helps parents release guilt, end enabling and confidently prepare their children to thrive through life's challenges. Her articles are featured in Thrive Global, Medium, Motherly, The Teen Mentor, and Bergen County Moms.
Learn more about coaching and classes at www.fernweis.com. And then download your free guide, "Five Powerful Steps to Get Your Teen to Talk." For information on Family Recovery programs, visit www.familyrecoverypartners.com.