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Podcast Episode 265: How to Motivate Your Teen

Let’s face it: parenting a teenager can feel like navigating a minefield blindfolded. But here’s the kicker: common mistakes parents make when dealing with their unmotivated teens often do more harm than good.

Whether it’s resorting to threats, bribery, or nagging, these tactics only serve to breed resentment and erode trust. So, step away from the ultimatums and put down the bribery cookies—it’s time for a new approach.

Here’s the thing about teenage motivation: it’s not always about laziness or defiance.

More often than not, your teen’s lack of motivation is a symptom of deeper underlying issues—think overwhelm, anxiety, or feeling lost in the murky waters of adolescence.

By taking the time to understand the root of your teen’s lack of motivation, you can approach the problem with empathy, compassion, and a whole lot less frustration.

Check out this podcast episode where we’ll give you 4 tips that’ll have your teen motivated to do more on their own and even leave you with a stronger bond than before you started. So, take a deep breath, put on your parenting hat, and get ready to inspire greatness in your teen.

You’ve got this!

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • Common mistakes parents make when parenting their unmotivated teens
  • The importance of understanding the root of your teen’s lack of motivation
  • How to help your teen navigate this time of life while building trust, opening communication, and getting them motivated
  • How to improve your relationship with your teen

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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