Eps 297: Solo Show- Thoughts On Motivating Adolescents

Episode 297

This week’s show is a solo show with your host, Casey O’Roarty.

This week I dig into motivation and teens. Sometimes it feels like nobody wants to help around the house, do their homework or clean their room.  I know, I’ve been there!  We work and work on our relationship with our kids- it’s ongoing.  It’s a practice of connecting, creating and tweaking agreements, problem solving, checking in, and finding solutions. 

How do we motivate our teens?  

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Takeaways from the show

  • Expressing validation
  • How to validate your kids
  • Listening to understand
  • Being mindful about your reactions
  • Looking for clues on how your teen feels in the moment
  • Respond in ways that shows you are taking your teen seriously
  • Practice asking if your kids want support
  • Ask your teens what they want from you

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