Of course you are the parent and your role is important, but can you sometimes just drop the role and relate to your child as an individual? We break down the the role of parent to redefine what it means to support your child.

When your child comes to you with a problem, do you deal with the internal or the external?  Most of us deal with the external – focus on how it looks and how to fix it. But do we consider what our child is feeling and experiencing? Instead of trying to “fix” the problem immediately, can we first:

  • Listen
  • Validate
  • Normalize

If we initially put more attention on the internal, our children we will be better able to hear our opinion and probable solutions.

Other Resources:

Click here to find Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent 1 & 2click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.

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