I interviewed developmental psychologist and family coach, Dr. Cam, about how to parent in the middle of the chaos. She explains how to build strong, positive relationships with our teens while we are all stuck at home navigating a new normal.
What we discussed…
–> (1:29) Dr. Cam discusses the changes our kids make when they become teenagers.
–> (2:42) What we can do as parents to help our teens feel understood by us. *hint – it begins with listening!
–>(4:23) Dr. Cam explains how to find middle ground with a child that seems to want to argue. She explains the difference between arguing and fighting and what our responsibility is when our children are arguing. And the surprising reason how arguing can be good for our teenagers!
–> (7:04) How to rebuild trust with your child after you lost it on them and yelled too much.
–> (10:14) Dr. Cam gives us advice for handle all our emotions in our current environment with the pandemic. How kids and parents can push past high emotions and enjoy each other.
–> (12:36) I ask Dr. Cam her opinion about the amount of time our kids will be on their phones during the time of social distancing. We already worry about screen-time as parents but now their phones are the only way they can communicate with their friends.
Where to find Dr. Cam
Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, PhD is a developmental psychologist, family coach, teen expert, certified professional success coach (CPSC), author, and inspirational speaker. She is on a mission to help parents build strong, positive relationships with their teens through improved communication, connection, and understanding. Dr. Cam is a mom of a teen too, so she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk!
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