As adults have gone through adolescence ourselves, we recognize that being a teen is a black-or-white, all-or-nothing time. Much of this roller coaster of emotions has to do with the hormonal, chemical changes going on within a teenage body. There are a couple of key things you can do as a parent to help your teen weather this particular storm.
Teenagers are on the cusp of their future. They’re still grounded in childhood but can easily see adulthood just off in the distance. They’re chomping at the bit to grow up and dragging their feet at the same time.
If you bundle your happiness too tightly around your children, bumps along the road may leave you feel frustrated, empty and anything but “happy.”
For the most challenging job in the world — being a parent — try the proven SOAR concept as outlined in Healthy Habits, Happy Kids: A Practical Plan to Help Your Family.
The best way to ensure your child develops a healthy relationship with food is to help your child develop healthy relationships with others, starting with you.