If you choose to believe that your teen is doing their best, it will change how YOU feel towards them.

Parenting is Hard, and That’s Okay!

First off, . . .

Go listen to this podcast.

This post will not do it justice!

I don’t plan out my interviews, so it’s I also don’t write as detailed a post on my interviews.

And, YES, . . .

Parenting can be hard.

I love how Tara mentioned that God gives us hard things to do to help up depend on him. Anytime I’m struggling as a parent, or even as an entrepreneur, I like to remember that God is giving me these struggles to remind me to depend on him.

Focus On What YOU CAN Control

It’s natural for parents to try to control their teens. When our teens were little toddlers, we had to control them.

Now that they are growing up, we no longer have the power to control them.

One of the biggest mistakes that I see parents making is trying to control things that aren’t actually within their control.

They try to control everything from how much time their teen spends on their phone, to how they dress, to how they interact with their friend.

Trust your teen to not only make mistakes but to learn exactly what they need to learn from that mistake.

Your Teen IS Doing Their Best!

This was my favorite part of the conversation.

Tara showed us the perfect example of how your thoughts create your feelings.

When she chose to think, “He’s doing his best!” she was filled with unconditional love.

Too often we choose to think, “They should be doing better!” which fills us with shame, guilt, worry, or fear.

Chose to believe that your teen IS doing their best!

It won’t change your teen, but it will change YOU!

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