As parents, we sometimes have no idea we’re actually hindering our children by trying to help them. We all want the best for our kids and want to spare them hurt, failure, etc.; but, they need to be able to feel lots of different emotions to grow.
A wise person once told me “unless your child is about to get hit by a car, don’t interfere with their path. It’s their path and not yours!” I have thought about this many times over the years. Often, the most growth comes from making mistakes: from not making the team, from not getting into that college, from not getting that job.
One of my favorite expressions is “everything happens for a reason.”
We may not know the reason but later it may become crystal clear. My kids, of course, don’t like it when I say that, but it’s so true.
My work with teens, using the Emotion Code and the Body Code, is very rewarding. (I work with kids and adults alike.) It’s so wonderful to see the remarkable results people get from releasing negative emotions and negative programming.
Our subconscious minds hold the answers; we just have to access it. Once an emotion is brought to the conscious mind, we release it. If you have never tried the Emotion Code, you owe it to yourself (or your teen) to try a free session. At the very least, everyone says they feel lighter and better able to cope. I have seen some amazing success stories!
Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP, CBCP
Cathy is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified ONDAMED® Technician, and a Certified Emotion Code® and Body Code® Practitioner. She is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox.
Further Reading from the Web
Cathy recommends this interesting Psychology Today article related to Teen Anxiety: “Unfortunately, anxiety seems to ring very true for teens these days… This article has some really good info.”
Signs your teen is anxious:
- Recurring fears and worries about routine parts of everyday life
- Changes in behavior (e.g., irritability or emotional outbursts)
- Avoiding activities, school, or social interactions
- Dropping grades
- Trouble sleeping or concentrating
- Substance use or other risky behaviors
- Chronic physical complaints (e.g., fatigue, headaches or stomachaches)