How can I communicate with my 14-year-old son who ignores me and does his own thing?

The month of October was absolutely amazing meeting with so many women for the FREE Discover Myself session. Many of these ladies understood how coaching could help them break old negative patterns and eagerly signed up for the Adult Coaching Program to create a life that they desired for themselves and wanted to take steps to make a reality. So November is going to be even more transformational for these women as they step into a new era of positivity and success in their personal and professional lives.

Sharing today one such session, with a mother of a 14 year old teen boy whose body language and voice emitted disappointment, fear and helpless around parenting her young son. My heart went out to her and I know sometimes how

despite our best interests at heart for our children things just don’t seem to be going in the right direction. Whatever you as a parent say or do seems to antagonize your child even more, with the result that you end up feeling even more confused and at a loss of how you could be a better parent.

As far as your child is concerned, the teenage years can be full of turmoil and confusion and you as a parent may feel helpless and inadequate that despite  doing your best, your child has become unresponsive and indifferent to you increasing the gap in communication.

Today’s video blog gives insight into how I guided this mom who asked: How can I communicate with my 14-year-old son who ignores me and does his own thing?

Today’s video blog, Monday Mornings with Sunaina Episode 56, I coached this mother on a number of concepts which were:

1)   Wipe the slate clean with your child. Sit him down and talk with him and discuss how things haven’t been going well and ask him how he wants to communicate that would help him be more responsive.

2)   Is your child physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted and therefore non-responsive?

3)   If you child is over doing the television or lap-top, ask yourself whether you are creating the right environment at home for your child to unwind and relax. Or are you leaving him at his own devices and therefore he is migrating to these gadgets? Are you relaxing as a family?

4)   As parents are you as a husband and wife communicating the same parental rules and regulations? Or is there a different set of instructions given to the child so he ends up more confused?

5)   And lastly has your child crossed into the no communication zone where whether you love him or you lose your temper there is almost no impact on him? Then in that case you will need a neutral party to help your child and you build a bridge of communication and understanding.

So if you “want your child back” book your child into the “Youth Coaching Program” just like the parents of a teen son whose feedback you can hear on my Facebook page.

 

Action: BOOK your child into the Youth Coaching Program with me NOW via sunainaathena@gmail.com or call (+971) 56-1399033

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