Colleen O'Grady, MA. is a speaker, trainer and author of the award-winning and best-selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Teenage Daughter---A Guide for Mothers Everywhere. Colleen shares her wisdom from twenty-five years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist which translates into over 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens. Colleen, known as the parent-teen relationship expert helps you raise the bar of what's possible for the teenage years. Colleen not only knows this professionally she has been a mom in the trenches with her own teenage daughter. You really can improve your relationship with your teen and dial up the joy, peace, and delight at home and work, Every episode is geared to uplift you, give you practical parenting tips that you can apply right away and keep you current on the latest in teen research and trends.
#034 Help for Moms with Strong Willed Daughters
Help for Moms with Strong Willed Daughters
My friend sent me a post that said, “Check on your friends with strong willed daughters. We are not ok.” I laughed but what really struck me is how many thousands of moms had shared it. Obviously it struck a chord.
A strong willed daughter has an upside and then the shadow or dark side. Think of it as different sides of the same coin.
Really we want a strong willed daughter.
Strong: Having great physical, moral, and intellectual power.
Will: used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal.
There is something beautiful, courageous and noble in a strong willed girl.
And then the dark side of an immature teen..
1. They approach the world from a one-up position.
2. They are relentless about getting their way.
3. They are all armored up. They hide the vulnerable emotions.
4. They can take on too much. It’s hard to ask for help.
In this episode we will talk about how to protect the spirit of the strong willed girl and how to effectively parent the dark side. And not let it get the best of you.
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