- 7 (Registered)
This course is for you if you’re a mom or dad who misses your teen and wants to get them back on track.
My own conscious parenting journey led me to clearly see that every time I tried to control my teens, it didn’t work and isolated us from each other.
Conversely, every time I shared my heart, including my fears without defense, we grew closer and solved problems together.
I learned the difference between attempts at parental control and true parental responsibility.
As a sociologist, I know that we co-create our relationships with our tweens, teens, and young adults whether we do it consciously or unconsciously.
“This generation will only tolerate co-creation.” – Dr. Shefali Tsabary
What is co-creation? Most simply, it means we create and grow our relationships with equal engagement by both parties. Specifically, as it applies to parents and adolescents today, parents and teens are each responsible for defining their relationship.
Both parents and teens have distinctive roles to play in defining how to interact.
The purpose of adolescence is to experiment with entering the world while having the support of home. This requires them to define themselves away from us. That can create friction as parents assert their natural roles as protectors and teachers, and provide everchanging opportunities to let go and engage.
That’s the dance of parenting adolescents.
Dances have steps and choreography. This course will offer you the structure of the dance through co-creation communication skills.
By applying and mastering your new co-creation communication skills, you and your tween, teen, or young adult can leap forward in free form to build the foundation of a loving adult relationship.
It just so happens that co-creation skills also help teens interact with others and develop emotional intelligence which will help them enter adulthood.
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My journey through divorce, single parenthood, a career in youth development and the launch of two awesome powerful young women (my daughters) to embrace my creative “empty nest” helped me understand how much we need each other. I recently let go of my grandchild who was stillborn, it put me in touch again with all the losses of my life. The losses have led me to my most authentic self to date. Likewise, the transformation of my parenthood was honoring my daughters’ journeys to their most authentic selves. It often involved letting go which sometimes felt emotionally violent. Communicating heart to heart helped my daughters and I move through the process and grow closer. As a trained sociologist, I know we have the power to consciously define and co-create our relationships, families and communities, which means, I can’t be me without you and you can’t be you without me. But the friction in our lives can be the gateway to transformation and triumph. That's why I work with families in transition. I coach parents of kids in developmental transition - tweens, teens and young adults transitioning to college. I also coach divorcing parents seeking to co-parent, single parents and women in transition. I coach in individual sessions or small groups in English or Spanish. My first book is titled, How to Raise Respectful Parents: Better Communication for Teen and Parent Relationships.
Co-creation Communication Skills Course Outline
- Introduction to Co-creation – Roles and Definitions
- Co-creation Skill #1 – Affirmations, the Baseline to Co-create in the new paradigm of Conscious Parenting
- Co-creation Skill #2 – So, whose problem is it? The Secret of Letting Go
- Co-creation Skill #3 – Open Ended Questions: How to Engage Them
- Co-creation Skill #4 – Active Listening with the Heart: The Key to Co-creation
- Co-creation Skill #5 – I – Messages: Sharing Your Heart
- Putting It All Together, Together