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The Art of Connection: Engaging Teens on Their Terms - Interview w Ben Pugh
Episode 626th March 2024 • The Whole Stepfamily • Brittany Lynch
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Welcome to the labyrinth of adolescence, where every step/parent feels like they need a map, a guide, and maybe a little magic to navigate. If you’ve ever felt like you're speaking a different language than your teen, you’re not alone. This episode is your Rosetta Stone to understanding and connecting with the enigmatic creatures known as teenagers.

In Today’s Episode: "The Art of Connection: Engaging Teens on Their Terms"

We’re diving headfirst into the teenage brain with the sage guidance of Ben Pugh, a veritable Gandalf in the world of parenting and teen communication. With a resume that reads like a heroic saga - from foster parenting and high school principal to a beloved football coach turned life coach - Ben brings a treasure trove of insights to the table.

Why This Episode Is Like Finding Parenting Gold:

  • Teen Speak Decoded: Ever wish you had a decoder ring for teen grunts, eye rolls, and the infamous "fine"? Ben's here to translate.
  • Change Your Lens, Not Your Teen: Discover the transformational power of shifting your perspective, not your teen’s personality.
  • Peace Talks Over Power Struggles: Learn how to turn confrontations into conversations that actually lead somewhere (other than slamming doors).
  • Navigating the Digital Divide: Yes, there's a way to talk to your teen that doesn't involve banning TikTok.

Ben Pugh: The Parent Whisperer

In a world where "because I said so" meets eye-rolling indifference, Ben stands as a beacon of hope and humor. Through his acclaimed IMPACT program and podcast, "IMPACT: Parenting with Perspective," Ben is revolutionizing how we connect with our teens. His approach? Understanding, not ultimatums; connection, not correction.

Episode Highlights You Can’t Afford to Miss:

  • Tales from the Trenches: Real stories of breakthroughs and belly laughs in the quest to connect with teens.
  • Why Laughter Might Be Your Best Parenting Tool: Ben shares how humor can bridge the widest of generation gaps.
  • Fresh, Actionable Strategies: Forget outdated advice. Get ready for innovative ways to engage with your teen that resonate with their world today.

Before You Go:

Connecting with your teen on their terms doesn’t mean losing your parental identity. It’s about enriching it with understanding, empathy, and, yes, a good dose of shared laughter. So plug in, turn up the volume, and get ready to see your teen in a whole new light with Ben Pugh.

P.S. Loved the journey into the heart of teen communication? Spread the love by leaving a review, sharing this episode with fellow parents navigating the teen years, and subscribing for more insights and laughs. Stay tuned for our next adventure into making parenting less about conflict and more about connection.

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©️ Intro/Outtro Track Title: More Than One Way To Go Home ||Artist Name: Amherst || Writer Name: Andrew Galucki



Connect with Ben Pugh:

Take the Parent Trap Quiz: https://benpughcoaching.com/parenttrapquiz

Visit Ben's Website: BenPughCoaching.com

Tune into his eye-opening podcast, IMPACT: Parenting with Perspective



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