In this episode, Shellee and Jenny discuss:
- The importance of having a coach for your teenagers
- A parent-teen coach’s approach to parenting
- The age at which Jenny begins working with students
- Having a coach supporting your teenager is not punishment, it’s an advantage. Parents do not want to wait until things get out of control, so why not give them the advantage of helping them with their mindsets, emotions, habits, and things like that?
- Coaching sessions are not intended to take over parental responsibilities; coaches work in alliance with parents and teens. Using an effective coaching approach requires the coach, teenager, and parents to all be on the same page or have the same mindset.
- Parents and teens can start having coaching sessions in their teenage years, or a little bit earlier. It will depend on the teen’s maturity and whether both the teen and their parents are ready to take the information, do the work, and be open to change.
“There’s no manual with parenting. And also with teenagers, it can be an up and down process.” — Jenny Beckford
About Jenny Beckford: Jenny is a parent and teen coach practitioner. As the Founder of Greater Elevation, she helps teens transform their mindset and supports parents to connect with their teens.
Connect with Jenny Beckford:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.beckford (Personal)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenbeckford1/ (Personal)
Connect with Shellee Howard:
Show notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.
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