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My interview with Amee Quiriconi - Writer & Speaker on her podcast 'One Broken Mom'.
Amee is incredibly passionate, creative and engaging. I enjoyed talking with her about how parents can strengthen their relationship with their tweens and teens.
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I would love to hear what you think about the podcast episode! Have a listen and let me know!
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Adults play a significant role in building confidence in teens, although many adults don't realize their level of influence on helping a teen grow their self confidence, much less how to wield their influence.
Many adults mistake using EMBARRASSMENT, CRITICISM and WITHHOLDING PRAISE as productive ways to help teens be successful. This is a mistake. Encouraging teens to produce in order to avoid being embarrassed or criticized or hopeful for praise only creates neediness and codependency...in fact, the opposite of creating a solid foundation of self-confidence.
BELIEVE in your teen and have FAITH in them. COMMUNICATE that to them. BE THERE for them and they watch their self confidence grow.
"Disclaimer: This video is informational and NOT a substitute, replacement or in conjunction with individual, family, couples’ and group psychotherapy. If you or someone you know is in need or seeking mental health services please contact your local mental health service provider. For more resources pertaining to mental health please visit https://www.nami.org/"
To plant a strong foundation of self confidence in teens PARENTS, TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, and COACHES can help by verbalizing their belief and faith in the tweens and teens they work with every day.
Aim to be making statements such as the following more often than you lecture, attempt to 'fix it', offer constructive criticism or make an additional suggestion.
In the adolescent stage of development, teens sense of self confidence rely's heavily on how confident the adults around them believe in them and verbalize it.
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I recently talked with Sarah A Gilbert, LCSW, who is the founder of Transitions Therapy, LLC, a private practice in Manchester, CT.
Sarah is passionate about serving the transgender community and the people who love them. Transitions Therapy LLC is rooted in a mission to help people to author their identities.
I am pleased and honored to call Sarah a friend and colleague. She is extremely passionate about her work; she has an advocate's heart; they way she supports and rallies behind her clients is pure compassion and commitment to kindness and truth.
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Talk About Teens talks with Angie Flannery
Angie is the Executive Director of Adoption Choice, Inc. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Social Worker helping both birth parents, adoptees and adoptive parents navigate the journey of adoption.
Angie enjoys watching families grow through adoption and admires the birth parents as they process through the selfless, loving and sometimes emotional process of making an adoption plan.
Angie says 'everyone is touched by adoption in some way'. I know I have been touched by adoption, my nephew is adopted.
This episode taught me a lot!! You're not going to want to miss the helpful tips Angie provides.
Post your comments or questions below! If you want to talk to Angie, she can be contacted here:
920-499-2787, office phone
PS: sorry about the audio! My earbuds make me sound like I'm under water!!