Do you see your child's potential? Do you recognize their effort, or fixate on fixing them? I know you love your child to the moon and back. But sometimes you come across as only appreciating them when they get good grades or achieve something measurable. They start to feel like 'achievement machines', and not loved for their unique, quirky self.
The next time you're disappointed by your child's performance, remember the person inside who is so much more than grades.
For more on this topic, listen to "Stop Talking about School" on my Back to Basics podcast.
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.