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The Parent Compass: How To Support Your Teen's Wellness, Education and Set Them Up For Success

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One of the hardest things about parenting is discerning when to step in and help your kids and when do you step back. This is especially tough during the tween and teen years when our kids are going through huge changes - socially, emotionally, academically, and physically. We are in a huge transitional phase when our kids hit the tween and teen years. And it’s really hard to step back when you’re watching them make choices that you don’t like. This is NOT easy!

We want our kids to be successful of course we do. We love them, and we care - but when are we actually caring so much that they don’t have to care as much? 

If you are relating, you are going to find this episode super helpful. 

My special guest today is speaker, educational consultant, and bestselling author Cindy Muchnick, who co-author the book, “The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World.” 

As a mom of four herself, Cindy is on a mission to educate parents on how to support and empower their kids to develop resilience and a sense of purpose without putting too much pressure on them.

A few of the things we talk about are - what kids wish parents would quit doing and allow them to do themselves, the effects on our teens when we over-parent, what to do instead when we are afraid our kids won’t be successful, and what to do to motivate our kids and build a stronger bond with them.

What you will learn: 

  • What kids wish parents would quit doing and allow teens to do for themselves. 
  • Why you shouldn't constantly be checking your teen's grades and assignments. 
  • The effects on our teens when parents are over-parenting. 
  • How we tend to measure ourselves based on our kid's success.
  • Tips for posting on social media about our teens
  • Helping your teen feel empowered and proud of their accomplishments without placing burdens on them. 
  • How to motivate your teen.
  • Connecting with your teen over their interests to build a stronger bond. 
  • Applying the 80/20 rule to parenting.

Where to find Cindy:

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Sheryl also has an Inner Circle weekly Parenting Program with a community of like-minded moms, personal coaching, and tons of resources to equip and support you to love well, navigate the challenges and meet your tween and teen’s unique needs during these pivotal years.

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