Family Brand Podcast

Hey, Family Brand! Melissa here, and I’m excited to dive into the topic of embracing the wisdom and strength in parenting teenagers with insights from our special guest, Brooke Romney.

On our parenting journeys, it’s crucial to pause and reflect on the evolving dynamics of raising teens and tweens. Just like looking back at the year gone by helps us learn and grow, understanding our experiences with our teenagers can transform our approach to parenting. In this episode, we’re not just chatting about the challenges and triumphs of parenting teenagers; we’re setting intentions to enhance our relationships with them for years to come. 

In this episode, Brooke shares her invaluable experiences as a mother of four boys and a leading voice in parenting teens. Her approach, detailed in her best-selling book “52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens,” and the upcoming “52 Modern Manners for Kids,” offers practical and relatable advice for navigating these crucial years! 

If you need a little encouragement, you’ll love how Brooke explains the strength and resilience that we, as parents, inherently possess. She encourages us to believe in our ability to be the stable foundation our children need, especially during their challenging teenage years​​. She also shares her insights on finding the perfect balance between setting boundaries and offering unconditional love – a balance that is key to fostering a healthy parent-teen relationship​​. 

We also talk openly about the diverse paths our children might take and the importance of giving them the freedom to choose their own journeys, just as we did​​. Plus, she answers some common parenting questions about challenges and opportunities that technology brings into our parenting equations​​.

So, are you ready to deepen your understanding and strengthen your bonds with your teenagers? Hit play now as we share more about our personal insights, Brooke’s expert advice, and practical tips to help you and your family navigate the teen years with confidence and connection. 




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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 00:44 Introduction and Welcome to Special Guest Brooke Romney
  • 00:47 Getting to Know Brooke
  • 01:54 The Importance of Raising Teenagers
  • 02:25 Brooke’s Journey to Writing a Book for Teens
  • 02:36 The Challenges of Parenting Teens
  • 05:34 The Importance of Community in Parenting
  • 06:28 Creating a Safe Space for Parents
  • 06:41 The Importance of Being a Friend to Your Teen
  • 11:06 The Challenges and Rewards of Raising Teens
  • 29:21 The Role of Technology in Teen’s Lives
  • 34:36 Final Thoughts and Advice for Parents of Teens
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