Struggling with the
Let's face it they are not easy!
'Welcome to Teenage Toolbox - where we Equip, Empower and Educate Parents with tools to transform Teenage lives!'
Feeling helpless, disempowered and overwhelmed is a normal part of parenting teenagers!
Suddenly, overnight your beautiful child who once sat on your knee to be comforted, is displaying behaviour that you never thought you'd see. Anger, addictive behaviour, resentment, rebellion, an eating disorder, self-harm etc are a few examples of what you might be having to deal with. In addition, you may feel you are treading on eggshells and having to tip-toe around - merely to prevent another row.
As I've said to the hundreds of parents and Teenagers I've had the privilege to work with over the last 35 years:
'Parents have never parented a teen before, and a child has never been a teen before - so this period of transition is often the most challenging time of your life!'
SO WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
The behaviour you are witnessing in your Teenager is merely a display of their PAIN, INSECURITY and FEAR.
When we address the problem, heal their hurt and empower them in the amazingness of who they are - instead of focusing on the negative manifesting symptoms - then your Teenager's behaviour will change - and so will their life AND yours!
Established in 2013, Teenage Toolbox aims to equip BOTH Parents and Teenagers (and even those in their twenties!).
I offer worldwide one-on-one mentoring sessions with parents and/or Teens. Sessions are 60 minutes and usually held via Zoom or FB Messenger video, unless you are local in Auckland New Zealand and would like to meet.
Having raised hundreds of teenagers in boarding schools, worked in restorative justice in prisons, and raised four teenagers of my own I KNOW WHAT WORKS!
Just flick me a message and I will be delighted to connect with you and empower you with strategies and tools to create effective and lasting change!
"Teenagers are never a problem. They are merely young adults struggling to work through their pain, insecurity and fear. When we give them strategies to heal - and reveal the magic of who they are - then we empower change as well as growth!"
Do you sometimes feel you have failed as a parent?
Do you long to know how to turn your Teenager's life around?
Are you tearing your hair out because nothing you do seems to work?
Sue O'Callaghan is author of TAKEN,
and co-author of HATE MYSELF HATE MY LIFE: A Teenage Guide to Finding Self-Confidence and Inner Love.