Episode 052: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous
Episode 052: Teenagers, Communication, & Divorce with special guest Julie Smith
Julie Smith, a licensed psychotherapist, was today’s guest. A parent of a teenager today would learn so much information just from this podcast alone. I did. For example, the manner in which Julie and her ex handled their own divorce. They learned how to better parent their own kids during their different stages of growing up (from young kids through their teen years).
Teens have their own thoughts and sometimes connect with Dad and sometimes with Mom. It’s so important to keep the communications going. Talk to them, find out what all they are dealing with.
The evolution of technology has changed our world and theirs. Teens are further ahead with technology than we are. Collaborate with them. Your teen can explain what all they face on a daily basis with this (bullying, peer pressure, friendships). You can learn from them. Hopefully they will open up with you and share. They can keep you informed on these new and different websites. There is so much out their compared to what we had in our teen years.
Most importantly is to always be the parent who communicates with their children.
Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.