When your teenagers leave home

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When your teenagers leave home

Once your kids leave home, parent want to stay connected to their children. My suggestion is be somebody that they want to be connected to. What the means is, be fun, be interested in them. See if you can take off your parenting hat every so often and just be interested in their life like a friend might be. You are always there for them as a parent, if they need advice or in some kind of trouble, you can step in put that hat back on. Be somebody that your kids feel like, "Wow, I want to call up mom because she will think this is great that this happened. " Be somebody who is willing to go out with your kids at night if you are invited, with their friends. Try to let go of judgments about what they are choosing to do. Be open to their life as they're designing it and I think they will want you to be connected to them.

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Jamee Tenzer, PCC

Parent Coach & Author

In 2002, Jamee Tenzer founded CMQ Coaching, a private practice with a focus on working mothers and female executives. She works with her clients to integrate their professional and personal lives in order to make their vision real in the workplace without giving up the experience they want at home.  She is also a trainer, mentor, author and small business coach. Her writing has been published in magazines, she is a contributor to numerous websites, writes a monthly newsletter “Coach Me Quick!” and manages “Executive Moms” on LinkedIn. In 2006, she co-authored, 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life, and in April of 2012 she published her first Coach Me Quick!; Balance Your Work and Family Life with Less Stress and More Fun.

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