Elisabeth Stitt: Managing Parent and Teen Conflicts | Raising Parents #2

In this episode, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Elisabeth Stitt, an award-winning parent educator.

Parenting is not always easy. The adolescence stage for teenagers can be particularly challenging since they may behave like adults one minute and children the next. In this episode, Dina Sargeant talks to Elisabeth Stitt about how parents can communicate with their children.

Meet Elisabeth Stitt

Elisabeth is an author, award-winning parent educator, coach, and retired school teacher. As a teacher for 25 years, she knows how little support parents have in today’s society. She gives support to parents through her own extensive experience and expertise.

Also, she works one-on-one with parents in addition to giving presentations, workshops, and webinars. Elisabeth uses a unique blend of parent education and guides parents toward their particular beliefs and objectives. By helping parents know and own their strengths, she guides them to step into their roles as leaders of their families, so that they can nurture their children with more confidence.

About the episode

In this podcast, Dina and Eisabeth discuss how to deal with teenagers’ behavior during their adolescence and how to listen to and understand them in order to reduce parent-teen conflict. Elisabeth implies that conflicts between parents and children are normal since this is the time they learn how to become independent.

Parents should offer a safe language where they can acknowledge their children’s views and must learn to stop micromanaging since they are shifting to adults.

While discussing the proper way to talk to an adolescent, Dina and Elisabeth roleplay a common scenario among teenagers and how to handle certain situations. An example is when letting your child travel; she advises that you should ensure their safety by setting up rules and restrictions. Through this, they will feel accountable and like that they were given the trust.

In conclusion

It is essential to better understand how parent–adolescent conflict develops across adolescence. And for adolescents to become competent in adult duties, parents need to gradually release part of their authority and allow their children to transform into the adults that they should be.

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