Yes, we just want to help. We want our kids to realize things aren’t as bad as they think. We have so much more experience… if they would only listen.
It’s something we think often and it’s making us struggle in connecting with your kids. And then the older our kids get, the less effective this type of parenting can be.
Dr. Kelly Tu from the University of Illinois did the research on what’s stressing kids out and how parents are sometimes contributing to that stress. She says that as kids grow up and begin puberty, we sometimes do more harm than good.
This is an important conversation for parents who intend to support their kids and help them navigate all that comes with growing up.