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How to Keep Your Cool with "Defiant" Teens

How to Keep Your Cool with "Defiant" Teens

What do you do with a teen that seems determined to fight you, push your buttons, and hurt your feelings? Mercedes Samudio, LCSW and author of "Shame-Proof Parenting" is here to help us fine-tune our communication and emotional regulation skills.

In this episode...

  • How do we define the defiant teen?
  • What about setting house rules or maybe in a gentler way setting expectations? Don’t we get to be the parents?
  • If conflict is at the core of the parent/teen relationship, how do we live with and resolve conflict?
  • Most of us deal with conflict the way our family of origin dealt with conflict. How do we change that system to be more productive?
  • The anatomy of conflict
  • And much more!

MORE ABOUT MERCEDES SAMUDIO:

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, is a parent coach, speaker, bestselling author, and founder of the Diversity in Parenting Conference who helps parents and children communicate with each other, manage emotional trauma, navigate social media and technology together, and develop healthy parent-child relationships.

Over the course of her career, she has worked with adoptive families, foster families, teen parents, parents navigating the child protective services system, and children living with mental illness. She started the #EndParentShaming movement as well as coined the term "shame-proof parenting"—using both to bring awareness to ending parent shame. She is a leading parenting expert and has an amazing following on social media that allows her to reach the hearts of thousands of parents who feel heard and seen on their parenting journey.

She has been featured on The Huffington Post, CBS LA, and Kids in the House and in U.S. News & Report, Woman's Day, and L.A. Parent Magazine. She seeks to empower parents to believe that they are already great guides for raising healthy and happy children.

You can read more about her parenting expertise at shameproofparenting.com.

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