At the Teen Support Institute of Los Angeles,
our core philosophy boils down to three main concepts:
1. Making Choices
Children are not taught at an early age how to make choices in their life so that by the time they reach their teen and young adult years they don’t practice self-reliance and self-responsibility. As major teen issues come up such as drugs, sex, peer-pressure, etc. they don’t know how to face them.
2. Life Purpose
Teens are not encouraged toward a path of self-discovery and following their own truth so that as they get older they are lost and don’t know what their “life purpose” is. Or, they had a sense of what it is but others around them are telling them to be something else. This leaves the teenager in a confused state.
3. It’s In the “How”
How parents approach and perceive their relationship with their teen plays a huge role in how the parent-teen dynamic unfolds. By parents yelling, judging, or telling their kids what to do without inclusion in the process, they dis-empowered their teen and weaken their relationship.
If you need help with your teen, hire a teen life coach or parent consultant:
Teen Life Coach
A troubled teenager (or young adult) is just misguided energy. Empower your teen to make good choices and you will change their lives and strengthen your relationship with them forever.
The teen years are one of the most challenging phases for parents. It is at this juncture in the teenage years where some of the toughest choices are presented. Things like their career path, drugs, alcohol, sex, parties, technology, etc. are being presented to teenagers from every angle and can be quite stressful without proper guidance.
At the Teen Support Institute, our focus is to help your troubled teenager or young adult through these challenging times. As the staff here are ex-troubled teenagers, our belief is that if your child is having issues with life its because they have not established an effective decision making process. Or, they have not found their life purpose and are putting their energy into something destructive rather then constructive. Once they do discover both their life purpose and decision making process, most (not all) issues fall to the side.
Our goal as a teen life coach is to:
- Educate your teen on the tough issues they face and empower them to make positive choices.
- Help guide your teen to discover their passion in life so they can channel their energy into something constructive rather than destructive.
- Show your teen how to communicate more effectively with his or her parents and peers.
Parenting and building a relationship with your teen or young adult can be one of the biggest challenges you face as a parent. In recent years there has been a vicious cycle of distance growing between parents and their teens. Every time you hear a story of an adult in therapy who is unhappy, depressed, or stressed, it mainly stems from a bad childhood and/or poor relationship with their parents.
Think about it: if teens had good upbringings and strong relationships with their parents, we would almost have no need for therapists!
Once your child reaches a certain age (usually around 13) they realize they can do things with or without a parents consent. This is why it is imperative for parents to build a line of communication with their teen so that you still have an opportunity to influence their decision making process in a positive manner.
In this day and age raising a teen can be very stressful. As a parent, you can’t shelter or remove options from your child’s life. Things like sex, drugs, parties, Facebook, type of friends, music, cell phone, video games, etc. will not just go away to make your life easier.
Our goal as a parent consultant is to:
- Clearly communicate to you your teen or young adult’s frustration, confusion, anger, sadness, anxiety or stress in a way that gives you a better perspective of where they are coming from.
- Teach you techniques and tools to better relate with your teen or young adult during conflict so you can build a better relationship with them and guide them in a positive manner.
Don’t wait until your child is 40 and in therapy.
Build a better relationship with them NOW!