Reconnect With Your Teens
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Reconnect With Your Teens: De-Stress
Dr. Jason Beeharilal
Oh boy. I’m a single parent myself. It is a very unique, emerging and growing population. You’re right. We all do need help.
Reconnect With Your Teens: Community
Part of that is the community.
Part of that is having fellow single parents that you can rely on.
A lot of parents, single or not, are saying, “I don’t have time to exercise. I don’t have time to do extra stuff.” Our kids, especially the teenagers, are striving to be active, learning and constantly doing new things.
Reconnect With Your Teens: Be Active
Don’t be afraid to explore taking classes with your teenagers, like martial arts. You can do things to reconnect that community.
In the teenage years, psychologically, they’re trying to break away. They’re trying to become more independent. They’re in pre-adulthood so they want to establish themselves.
Reconnect With Your Teens for Yourself
It’s a matter of reconnecting with yourself and with them. It’s redefining being a parent altogether.
Doing as many active things as you can possibly do and letting them see you do it and join in, is the key.
Do you have any activity suggestions for trying to reconnect with your teens? Drop us your ideas in the comments section below.
The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Dr. Jason Beeharilal
The entire interview transcript is at: Jason Beeharilal NetIP (Network of Indian Professionals) Interview – 3 Ways to Stress Less & Live More
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