How do we cope during these times of turmoil and uncertainty? The overwhelming external and internal struggles that we are facing as adults, as well as children and teenagers, are so immense.
Our current situation is creating tremendous amounts of fear, which a lot of people do not know how to handle. Everything is changing and we need to change with it. With the changing world we live in, seeking professional help has become a commonly acceptable practice. I applaud you for wanting to become aware of what really is going on and doing something about it..
Not only do parents have to cope with generating income and trying to provide a stable platform for their children, they need to cope with their own relationship issues, financial stress, and so much more.
Teenagers, on the other hand, are trying to manage hormonal changes, puberty, social and parental forces, and the immense amount of school pressure – now more than ever! The years between 13 and 19 are usually classified as turbulent times, as the children are going through many changes, both physically and mentally.
Concerns that children are faced with today are multifaceted, though in many cases interrelated. Parents, teachers, and other guardians should be well aware of the concerns that today’s children are facing, and be prepared to mitigate them to their best abilities.
According to a blog on the JBCB International School website, the common problems that teenagers face today are usually related to:
- Self-esteem and body image;
- Cyber addiction;
- Drinking and smoking;
- Teen pregnancy;
- Underage Sex;
- Defiant behaviours; and
- Peer-pressure and competition.
Parents have to find innovative ways to connect with their children and build a relationship, so as to effectively support them during this difficult, growing-up phase. It is important to really SEE the teen and empower them with knowledge about seeking assistance, even in the absence of the parent.
It is equally important for a parent to be aware of his or her own needs and limitations, and being open to seek or accept coaching in this regard.
The first step in recognising these kinds of issues is to become aware of what they are and how to manage them. If you are reading this article and something resonates with you, you are already starting on a path of discovery. What do I do and how do I it? So many more questions pop up, but where are the answers? I believe all the answers lie within oneself. With a series of in-depth questioning, I can make you or your child aware of “what is” and how you can move forward towards answering your own questions.
I do not need to know what happened to have caused who you are and what you are going through, right now, I am here to take you forward, to assist you in seeing. Pendragon Coaching is for both the parents and the teenagers – you have a responsibility to experience who you really are!
Marc Steinberg referred to The 5 Levels of Responsibility:
- to accept and demonstrate responsibility for all of your actions;
- to accept and demonstrate responsibility for being the creator of any experience;
- to accept and demonstrate responsibility for everything that happens in your universe/reality;
- to accept and demonstrate responsibility for what others do to you; and
- to accept and demonstrate responsibility for what others do to others.
All sessions will be done on Zoom or Skype. I do not need to see you and you do not need to see me. Everything is done in utmost confidentiality – you will feel safe.
For a grander experience of who you really are, contact
Annie – 0829231258