Eps 158: Kimberly Muench talks about the tight rope walk of raising teens

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Today’s guest is Kim Muench. She is a JAI Institute for Parenting certified parenting coach who works with moms of preteens and teenagers. She is the mother of 5 kids ages 13-31. She writes about conscious parenting, provides one on one coaching and workshops to help support moms towards intentional parenting. We are discussing detaching from the outcome. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

-When children arrive at adolescence


– The balance of boundaries and relationship building with our teens

– Choosing your battles

– Defining your family values

– Setting an example for your kids

– Defining non-negotiables

– Ways to offer choices to your teenager

– Detaching from the outcome

– Prioritizing personal care and personal development

– The illusion of control

– Individuation and what that can look like

– Supporting our kids in making better choices with alcohol

– Being okay with kids failing or things taking longer

– Trusting vs hovering – learning to detach

– Taking a long view to your relationship with your kids

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