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This week I am revisiting my conversation with Alyson Schafer from the Risky Behavior and Teens Mini Summit that went live in the summer of 2020.
Alyson is one of Canada’s most notable parenting experts. She’s a family counselor with a private practice in Toronto and has presented to audiences all around the world.
She has regular media sports, is the author of three best selling books; Breaking the Good Mom Myth, Honey I Wrecked the Kids, and Ain’t Misbehavin’. All three of these books have been translated to multiple languages.
Alyson recently launched a podcast called Parenting the Adlerian Way, which you can find on most major podcast platforms.
Takeaways from the show:
Fear around risky behaviors
Framework for the teen years
Children’s behavior doesn’t reflect how you’re doing as a parent
Holding a safe place for mistakes
Non-attachment to outcome
Allowing teens to have compassion for our experience
Acknowledge your kids might need space from you
How risky behavior looks in boys vs girls
Letting go of the reins
Winning cooperation vs forcing compliance
Resources from Alyson:
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