Parents want what’s best for their children.
Conveying confidence is essential to success; as a parent, this is something you want to instill in your teen. You want them to speak confidently, ask great questions, be polished and put together – and not look awkward or disinterested.
It’s normal for a parent to feel proud and want to support and guide their teen to make the right choices.
Be confident! That’s what you want for your teen. But then, you find yourself filling in the answers and asking questions on college tours. You’re their biggest supporter, ensuring they’re not late for school and bringing their lunch or homework when they’ve forgotten it.
You hope, no, you know they appreciate all you do for them. They’re often too busy or preoccupied to say so.
Lacking confidence has consequences.
Life has taught you how important those first few days are at a new job.
You can get lost, show up late, or mix up people’s names, but it’s all forgiven because you’re new.
Alternatively, you can go in prepared and wow people because you were indispensable from the beginning.
Clearly, the latter choice shows more confidence and poise. How do you convey this to your teen?
COVID caused life to get off track.
Each parent has a personal story about their teen’s life.
“My son dealt with virtual high school fine. He went back to in-person his senior year. He spent every waking moment with his friends and teammates. It was all a whirlwind and now he’s headed to college. I’m so proud of him–why do I feel so conflicted?
Their so smart. Why is it so hard for them to make a wise decision?
The time to get on track is now.
Your junior is ready to look at colleges. How could that be? Their goal for a high school experience and finding the right college had some jostling; now, things are not running as smoothly as hoped.
Unfortunately, you and your teen aren’t always on the same page about navigating current and future challenges.
Having a coach to help guide you as you try to help your teen sounds like a great idea. With a coach, you can learn how to process your teen’s experience and help them make the right decisions. As a coach, I can help parents as they strive to help their teens.
Parents, it’s about helping your son or daughter get their bearings and start being excited again.
Let’s work together to make that happen.