Life transitions are hard and they don’t stop after high school or college graduation. We continue to have things like a mid-life crisis for example. The truth is that preparing yourself for transitioning in life is never easy, and it can be even harder on parents sometimes than their children. The idea of an empty nest can be frightening. I know I’m not ready. Whew, I have a few years thank goodness. Today though, we wanted to talk about how to help your teen during their transitionary period from child to adult. That’s why we invited our friend Laura Opoku over to have a chat.
Laura Opoku is a young female who overcame feelings of self-doubt and rejection after years of soul-searching. Even as a young person, she now understands her purpose in life,which is- to create something greater than anything she’s ever done before, – being a life and empowerment coach for recent graduates from college/university who feel lost, confused, but ambitious and determined! Tired of being complacent with the direction her life was taking her after graduating university and working in customer service, Laura decided to follow her passion and what she loves the most: helping young people fulfill their life’s desires and to be empowered in everything they do by turning it into a business. She is currently working on her first book, titled Motivation To Move: Drive Yourself To A Successful And Fulfilled Life, set to release in February 2017, along with her coaching and one-on-one consultations.
What do you think is the biggest obstacle in parenting through the teen years?