Parent Series: How to support your teen on their gap year
This episode is for all of the parents out there! When our kids don’t know what to do, they look to us as parents, but what if we don’t know what to do either?! A gap year is uncharted territory and that is why we are here to support you and your child during this exciting yet nerve wracking time.
Michelle Dittmer, your resident gap year expert, shares her guide on how to effectively support your young person during their gap year and transition into adulthood. She discusses the importance of vulnerable conversations and her formula to support your child when they are facing challenges.
This episode is packed with valuable advice and resources that you can access to further support your family.
Parenting a teen who is transitioning into adulthood is not easy, learn how you can overcome this challenge while still supporting your young person.
How to show your kid you support them, using your actions and not just words.
Why having vulnerable and open conversations is the best way to build trust between you and your child.
Learn Michelle’s 4-step formula to help your child overcome challenges.
Learn about the Gap Year Gameplan, one-on-one coaching and many more resources that will support your family.
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
Crucial Conversations: Family Edition
Join our Parent Facebook Group!
Check out this incredible read: How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Access the Gap Year Gameplan: https://www.cangap.ca/gameplan
Get support to light up your gap year and learn more about our gap year coaching packages! Book a free 30-min call: https://www.cangap.ca/call
Connect With The Canadian Gap Year Association
Join “Gapper Connect” on Discord to connect with students thinking about a gap year, current Gappers, and alum all in one place! https://www.cangap.ca/gapperconnect
Find more resources at the Can Gap website https://www.cangap.ca/
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