Today’s guest is Sean Donahue of Parenting Modern Teens. We discuss how parenting teenagers & children in today’s age looks different than in prior generations and how we can better parent teens and children.
This episode will help you step away from fear-based parenting and feel encouraged to talk to your kids about feelings and emotions rather than teaching them right from wrong.
What’s In This Episode About Parenting Teenagers & Kids:
- How Sean’s began his career working with kids and teens
- Why parenting looks different today than it did in previous generations
- Modern parenting and how parenthood has evolved
- Living in fear while parenting
- Sean’s advice for embracing the behaviors of adolescence
- False beliefs that parents have
- Where influences on our children come from
- Being careful of what our children are exposed to
- Emotion coaching for our kids
- Why presence is crucial in parenting
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About Sean Donahue of Parenting Modern Teens:
Sean is passionate about parenting teenagers & children! Over the last 20 years, Sean has led countless coaching sessions in family’s homes, at Starbucks, while walking in the pars…and about once a month, a family jokes with him and asks if he would move in with them.
Back in 2004, Sean saw the TV show SuperNanny …and was inspired! He said to his wife Danielle, “I would love to do that…help parents and teens…I should become the Teen SuperNanny!” Years later, that crazy idea a became a reality.
Sean has mentored teenagers who have become Hollywood TV and film stars, YouTube stars, CEOs, TV and news personalities, reality television stars, business entrepreneurs, and college athletes.
More importantly, Sean has helped thousands of young men and women become mature, kind, responsible, loving adults; many of whom have now become happy, healthy parents themselves.
Sean did his undergrad at UCSD and has a Masters from Golden Gate.
Sean enjoys sports, fishing, backpacking, concerts and connecting with his 5,000+ followers on Instagram.
Quotes We Love From Sean Donahue:
“Kids haven’t changed. What has changed is their world.” – Sean Donahue
“Our kids need this wisdom. Modern kids need it now more than ever because they aren’t going to get it from a screen.”
“Fear when it comes to parenting, especially a parent of a teen can just really wreck somebody. And it can really wreck a relationship with a teenager.”
“A parents voice is the most influential voice in a child’s life.”
“Presence fosters closeness.”