Summer Series: Eps 197, Walking the Tightrope of Raising Teens with Kim Muench

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Hey friends! Welcome back to Joyful Courage – a conscious parenting podcast, where we get real and raw about the parenting journey. You have tuned in to another SUMMER SERIES EPISODE!!  This week I am bringing back my conversation with Kim Minch. Kim has been on the show a couple of times, but this episode we dig into how the parenting teens experience can really feel like a tight rope walk. Consider the content of LAST WEEK’s show, I thought it would be helpful to share this conversation.


Kim 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

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage means to me enthusiastically embracing and supporting the journey of our sons and daughters that have come into the world to live out their journey. Supporting and encouraging them with enthusiasm. And I love the two words together, I think it’s fantastic.


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