What do you feel or think when you hear the word conflict?
For most people, that word creates a physical reaction like fear, avoidance, terror, shutting down or running away. Studies also show an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature.
Run away! Run away!!
Unfortunately, conflict is a key ingredient for all healthy relationships even if it wasn’t modeled well for you. And it’s likely you’re modeling the same or complete opposite of what you learned for your children now that you’re a parent.
Either way, this pattern isn’t setting your teen up for relationship success if they don’t learn how to navigate conflict from you.
In this video I’ll share:
1) What conflict actually is and why it’s so important to embrace, not avoid, with your children.
2) The number one element needed to start that top mediators ask for up front.
3) The 4 steps you can take now to make conflict less scary and have hard conversations that build connection with your teen.
Conflict is necessary and healthy, even if it scares the pants off you. Conflict is key to deeper connection and getting to know your teen as you make room to hear what most needs to be said.
It takes practice and proven tools to lower your reactivity and stay in the hard and awkward feelings (while still breathing of course). I was TERRIFIED of conflict and only knew how to yell louder to be right or run away so if I can do this, so can you!
Click here to watch the video and let me know your insights in the comments.
You and your teen both deserve to feel heard and respected, and my proven tools are the first step. Tap below to see how I got it all wrong and found my way to connecting with my teens using conflict as a healthy tool.
Knowing what to do and when to do it as your teen’s ally and trusted person starts with my proven 3-step framework for creating meaningful conversations and connection.
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