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Annie Fox is an educator with 30+ years experience. She’s been on the receiving end of email questions from tweens, teens and parents since 1997. Annie’s books include: The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating, Too Stressed to Think? And the Middle School Confidential Series™. Her latest book, Teaching Kids to Be Good People, is a guide for navigating 21st century parenting challenges, and The Girls’ Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the Drama. Annie is host of the Family Confidential: podcast, which focuses on 21st century parenting challenges and solutions and brings you practical parenting advice through in-depth conversations with authors, educators and therapists.
On today’s show Annie talks about the parenting challenges of the 21st century and gives us her best parenting tips for children. You will learn why you don’t want to be a “snowplow” parent and learn techniques on how to talk to your kids about bullying.
Annie’s advice for teens: When you feel like you’re about to lose it, put on the breaks, take a deep breath, and stay focused on your goals.
Advice for parents with teens: Talk less and listen more. You will learn most by listening. Also enjoy your kids because the time will fly!
Advice for parents of bullied teens: If notice your kid is distressed especially after checking out his social media, have a conversation with him and ask open ended questions.
Reminder to kids: Your parents may be annoying at times, but they love and want what’s best for you.
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