Kate Benson has years of coaching, mentoring and being a mother and grandmother behind her. Her courses on parenting and teaching give her the opportunity to really address the fundamentals of the parent - child relationship. In Part One of her article on getting the best out of your family, she gives 8 immediately useful tips - 4 each for the parent and the teen - to really make a difference.
I have spent a great deal of time helping parents navigate the trials and tribulations of the teenage years with their children. I also spend a great deal of time helping teenagers navigate the trials and tribulations of having parents! In this two part guide I want to share some quick and easy tips and hints for parents and teenagers. This guide is not designed for the few parents and teenagers who have serious problems in their relationships and lives. It is designed to help you realise that you love your child and your child loves you. Read them together or separately, depending on how you feel. Perhaps you will gain an insight into what is going on for each of you.