“It is no doubt that communication plays a vital role in human life. It not only helps to facilitate the process of sharing information and knowledge, but also helps people to develop relationships with others. Therefore, the importance of communication cannot be underestimated…we should learn how to communicate effectively to make our lives better.” – Hope speak
Think about how many times a day you communicate with others, either via spoken words, body language, facial gestures, or specific looks you give. We have so many means of communicating and connecting with others our views, thoughts, and desires. Communication IS vital to our human life. So when we feel like there’s a barrier in our communication with our teens it poses a big challenge and problem.
We spend so much time communicating and connecting with our kids – even when we’re pregnant with them we speak to them and sing to them. When they’re babies we lovingly hold them, we talk to them, we spend all day just looking at them. As they get older we continue to communicate through loving gestures, questions, and comments. We love to look at them as their eyes light up when they’re telling you stories or how they see the world. Then they get even older and something shifts.
They seem to stop wanting to tell us things. They’re more reserved and quiet or maybe even going in the opposite direction: being volatile, defensive, and yelling. Either way it’s not an effective form of communication. It’s not as easy to just look at them and smile and lovingly embrace them. They’re not listening. They’re not doing what we’ve asked them. So naturally you think, something has gone terribly wrong.
So you shift back a little and then they shift back a little. Then the gap appears. It’s small at first. Just a hair line break. But then little by little it grows and grows and soon that gap isn’t a gap anymore but a great divide. And all the sudden you think, “what happened?! When did this become so hard?”
Communication is so important. It’s the window to our souls, our wants, dreams, fears, preferences. Without it we can’t let others in and when we can’t let others in, it starts feeling lonely.
It’s time to bridge the gap. It’s time to take baby steps back into practicing how to communicate effectively and the best part is that it doesn’t require two people. It only requires one. It starts with YOU. I’ve had parents come to me and ask me to “fix” their child. They believe something has gone wrong. Their child isn’t the child they once knew and to please fix it. Totally not what I do.
I don’t believe anything has gone “wrong” – I believe these moments are moments of growth and learning. I don’t believe anyone needs “fixing”. I believe that we all need tools to help us grow and become our best selves. That’s what I offer…Life changing TOOLS that will help YOU become YOUR BEST SELF. I offer these tools to TEENS (and tweens) that also want these tools to learn how to navigate their lives and the vital choices they’ll be making in this season of their lives.
How I wish I had had these tools when I was their age. How grateful I am that I have them NOW – that I continue to refine and become my best self daily. This is such a beautiful gift we can give to others – the gift of our best selves. When we operate from LOVE and abundance and not scarcity. When we set boundaries out of love and not fear. When we can communicate from an open, non-judgmental space and allow them AND you to be vulnerable.
Such a gift. This is what I offer to my clients. I offer this to you too for FREE but only for a VERY LIMITED TIME. If you’re ready to uplevel your relationship with your teens (or even just ready to uplevel YOUR life) subscribe RIGHT AWAY and download the info sheet and mandatory questionnaire. (Subscription box is found in the side bar – look for the big blue submit button).
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