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Parenting Teenagers: Navigating the Loneliness with Dr. Julie Bates, Episode 33

Have you ever wished there were playgroups specifically for parents of teenagers? As any parent of a teen knows, it can be a hard and often lonely road to navigate. You just don’t have the same sense of community as you did when your child was a baby, right?

This entire conversation with Dr. Julie Bates isn’t about railing against children or lamenting how terrible children are –– on the contrary. They’re a blessing. However, this episode is about tapping into what mamas need, especially mamas of teenagers.

Dr. Julie Bates and I discuss the hardest parts of being a mom, why parents of teenagers are lonely and isolated, and how social media is damaging to teenagers.

Topics covered:

  • The fine line between support and letting children fail
  • It’s okay to release control and still be there to support your children
  • Moms should be in a playgroup –– not for your kids to play, but for you to play

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