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Cultivating Resilient Teens Podcast
Helping parents empower their teenage daughters to build confidence, integrity and resilience for all of life's adventures.
6 days ago
Episode 5 How to Turn Your Daughter's Fears into Opportunities to Grow
Are your daughter’s FEARS preventing her from reaching her true potential? Fear can be a powerful force – and rattle even the most confident teenager. As parents, you know that learning to navigate fear and uncertainty are just part of life – and 2020 just keeps on challenging and pushing us. That’s why, alongside all the covid related stuff, I’m noticing an uptick in breadth and depth fear is having on my clients. My clients are sharing that the everyday stuff feels heavier, like … * Not living up to their parents’ standards or other people’s expectations * Disappointing herself by setting a goal and feeling like she failed to reach it * Being rejected by her peers, either at school or in sports or clubs * Making a stupid mistake in front of others (oh gosh, haven’t we all been there done that, I know I have, more than once!) * And having a label put on her that she must live up to or defend *So, what happens when your daughter’s emotional plate is full or overflowing?* It’s called emotional overload. That’s when her fight, flight or fear stress response takes control over her thoughts and behavior. Rather than allowing, dismissing, or overlooking all that she’s experiencing right now, let’s give her to *3 Practical Approaches *she can easily practice anytime, any day to *turn her fears into opportunities to grow.* *The first approach is to: Get Quiet* It’s so easy to multi-task your day away, but that drains your energy pretty quickly. Give your body and brain a break by “closing all the tabs” you have open in your mind by focusing on one simple task for a few minutes. *The Second Approach is to: Get Curious* If you think of it this way, you fear is speaking to you, whether you want it to or not. So, what’s the best way to understand what’s happening inside your mind and body? To become a curious observer. *Okay, the third approach is to: Get Funky* Here’s the thing, there’s likely something inside your daughter’s head that’s telling her, it’s time to do things differently. This may sound a little silly, though, have you heard unofficial definition of insanity? It’s doing the same thing over and over BUT expecting a different result. Anyhow, if you look at these *3 Practical Approaches* – what do they have in common? They’re simple. So, don’t overthink them – but don’t underestimate them either. *Show Notes:* Episode #4 Why it’s Important to Make Your Daughter’s Mental Health a Priority Discover: Is Your Teen Daughter Resilient Enough for All of Life’s Adventures?
Oct 13, 2020
Ep 4 Why it’s Important to Make Your Daughter’s Mental Health a Priority
What’s the *best way* for your teenage daughter to hang on to her fierce emotions without losing her cool? Welcome back to Episode #4. Today we’re going to give you *3 simple, effective Tips* that’ll help your teenage daughter *keep her cool* in the heat of the moment and *feel really darn good *about who she is. As you probably know by now, teenage girls are undoubtedly some of the most passionate people on earth. And it would almost be cruel to ask your daughter to water herself down because her fierce emotions are what allow her to deeply connect with the people that are most important to her. But WHAT HAPPENS when someone she deeply cares about; someone she trusts, lies to her or about her? Or what’s your daughter supposed to do if she feels like she’s been intentionally left out of a gathering? This is *really tough stuff* for connection seeking teens. And can leave your daughter feeling humiliated, betrayed -or worse -like she’s inhaled a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. You know that: …glowing red face …slight buzzing in the ears …churning stomach We’ve all been there - when *emotional overload strikes, *and everything just shuts down. That’s why you *need a plan of action* so your daughter’s frontal lobe – the voice of logic and reason – can stay activated. Tune in today so you and your teenage daughter can start using the *3 Simple, Effective Tips* today.
Oct 6, 2020
Episode 1 Are You Wondering Where Your Sweet Little Girl Went?
Is your *teenage daughter’s lack of engagement *right now making you feel like you’re at a bit of a loss? And not quite sure how to handle things? For many of my clients, and honestly myself included, that *unsettling feeling you get when things feel out of control* can really strike a loud emotional cord. Because when if your daughter isn’t really talking to you, it’s super easy to make assumptions. As parents, it’s a natural tendency to push, pull and plea, just to get a glimpse into her world. So, if you’re wondering … Yes, some of the rumors are true, *parenting a teenage girl* can make you feel like you’re balancing on the wobbly *slope-of-uncertainty*. Because she’s establishing her tribe outside the family and relying on her friends, rather than you, for advice. But, please - don’t be fooled by her aloof attitude, eye rolls or sass. And, don’t hand in your resignation just yet. It’s one hundred percent true that unraveling her behavior can be challenging. I want to offer you a tool that’ll give you some clarity. It’ll help you understand: · * what’s developmentally normal * *· where your daughter’s thriving* *· and where she may want to raise her emotional awareness * So, she can be *as happy *as she wants and *deserves to be*. You can find this tool on my website *Cultivatingresilientteens.com* The link to the Quiz is easy to find on my home page. *Discover: Is Your Teen Daughter Resilient Enough for All of Life’s Adventures?*
Oct 6, 2020
Episode 2 How to Raise a Socially Intelligent and Resilient Teenager
Does your teenage daughter avoid certain people or situations? Today we’re going to explore what it takes to raise a *Socially Intelligent and Resilient Teenager.* And give you 5 questions that’ll help her confidently walk into any situation. Because, as you know, *teenage girls are very social creatures*. And, *creating solid connections* *IS* *the name of the game.* But sometimes it can be tough to… · reach out to prospective new friend · join a group activity · or insert yourself into a social situation. Especially if she feels she’s invisible or like they’re intentionally leaving her out Because if there’s one thing I hear from my clients regularly, it’s that *even if she really wants to belong*, it’s hard to constantly take that social and emotional risk and put yourself “out there.” Thankfully, with the introduction of *Social and Emotional Intelligence* in many schools, it’s gotten easier to talk about the importance of understanding your daughter’s internal operating system. You can find the full article titled, *How to Raise a Socially Intelligent and Resilient **Teenager* on my website, cultivatingresilientteens.com or on *Thrive Global* and *Medium*, the publication.
Oct 6, 2020
Episode 3 The Ultimate Self-Advocacy Guide for Teens
*Have you thought much about what’s it like to be a teenage girl these days?* We're we’re going to dive into a *5-step Guide* that going to help your daughter grasp the *power of choice and influence she has over her life*. · between the perception warping world of social media literally at their fingertips 24/7 · an often-unsettling daily dose of pandemic uncertainty · and the makings of a new America It’s no wonder the stress and anxiety levels for teenagers are skyrocketing right now. Our society often sends young women really mixed messages like: · be bold yet respectful · be nice but not a pushover · be purposeful without sounding arrogant SO, what’s it going to take to break these barriers and make it easier for your daughter to · speak out and feel heard? · and find her place in the world? Well, let’s start with a *SELF-ADVOCACY GUIDE* that’ll teach your teenage daughter how to use her most powerful tool and set herself up for success. So, let’s give your daughter the tools to · Stand tall · Confidently deal with society’s mixed messages By using the most powerful tool she has – speaking her truth. To see the full *Self-Advocacy Guide* visit cultivatingresilientteens.com and click on Blogs. You'll also find it posted under: *Your Teens Sense of Self*
Sep 29, 2020
Cultivating Resilient Teens Podcast Trailer
If you’re raising a teenage daughter, this podcast is for you. As you know, it’s truly exciting to watch your teenage daughter grow into her own person. And, *it’s hard to let go* *and it’s hard to lose control.* And at the same time, your daughter needs space to build her tribe outside the family. Because, honestly, that’s where she uncovers her unique gifts. With everything going on these days, Who doesn’t need *a whole lot of resilience?* Not only to navigate all the media platforms and shifting friend groups, but also to manage all the teen girl world rites of passage. That’s why this podcast will offer you *a lot of practical guidance, tools and strategies*. So, you can be the parent you want to be and *help your teenage daughter* easily navigate the everyday challenges that come with being a teenage girl these days. We’re going to cover it all … How to support her when she feels left out or hasn’t found her just right tribe. What to do when she won’t talk to you or everything’s an argument. And, what’s “normal” and when to be concerned. Because I want you to* have the right tools* for the task at hand. After years of working with teens, including raising our three teenagers. I’ve identified 4 Key Steps to Cultivating a Resilient Teen: · Developing a strong sense of self · Creating meaningful educational experiences · Fostering a connective family life · Designing healthy social scenarios So each week we’re going to dive into a bite sized issue and give you doable tools – all in 15 minutes or less. I know you just want your daughter to be happy. But you’re busy and your time is valuable. Trust me, I get you. I’m Shawna Warner, the host of the cultivating resilient teens podcast. And a parent to three amazing, challenging, thoughtful and rapidly growing teenagers Through my background in clinical social work (MSW) and plenty of parenting mistakes, I’ve come to realize that no matter how resourceful and loving you are it truly takes a village to raise confident, well-adjusted human beings. You can’t do it all on your own. Go to cultivatingresilientteens.com Where you’ll find the show notes and blogs full of great tips, tools and strategies that you can put into practice today.