About the Course
Parenting teens can present us adults with challenging dichotomies like being too strict versus too lenient or holding on too tight versus forcing independence. By showing our teens that we too have this struggle, we are able to normalize the challenges and model healthy ways to problem solve. Dialectical thinking refers to the ability to hold two truths that seem like opposites and accept there is more than one way to see a situation or solve a problem. We can make room for compromise, become more approachable to our teens, and avoid getting stuck in the “I am right and you are wrong” power struggle.