I’ve got a better question…how do you get your teenagers to do ANYTHING? Here are some typical complaints by parents. “My son thinks I am the crazy one who needs to go to counseling instead.” “My daughter does not want to sit in front of a stranger and tell them all about her personal problems.”
Here are some ways to encourage your teen –
1. Introduce your teenager to a counselor BEFORE major problems arise.
2. Promise that you will go into therapy with them.
3. Empower your teen to take ownership of the sessions.
4. Negotiate. We will postpone therapy if I see a marked progress in your behavior.