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6 Steps to Unlocking Your Pre-Teens Potential- Part 2

  1. 6 Steps to Unlocking Your Pre-Teens Potential- Part 2 Laura Brazan/Marcus Higgs 30:05

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Are you a grandparent navigating the complex maze of raising preteens, eager to unlock their full potential but overwhelmed by the challenges? Do you find it difficult to communicate effectively with them, feeling as though a generational gap creates constant confusion and frustration? Are you concerned about their mental well-being and the influence of their peers but unsure of how to address these issues constructively?

I’m Laura Brazan, and in our latest episode of 'Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,' we continue our insightful series with Marcus Higgs, an expert in child communication and development. When life threw the unexpected at me, I had to learn quickly how to adapt, reimagine, and thrive for the sake of my grandchildren. It's through this journey that I've come to understand the pivotal role of effective communication and emotional Resilience.

In “6 Steps to Unlocking Your Pre-Teens Potential – Part 2,” Marcus Higgs delves deeper into strategies for fostering open communication, building trust, and nurturing Resilience in your preteen grandchildren. Discover how to shift your perspective from seeing something 'wrong' to understanding what 'happened' to them, guided by wisdom from Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry’s enlightening book. Learn how to identify signs of underlying mental health concerns, encourage healthy risk-taking behaviors, and use storytelling as a tool to reinforce values and beliefs.

Join us as we unravel practical advice, share authentic stories, and bring expert insights to help you connect with your preteens on a deeper level. Together, we can transform the way we raise our future generations, ensuring they grow up feeling valued, understood, and capable.

Don't miss this empowering episode that promises not only to guide but also to inspire you on this remarkable journey. Let's reshape the future for our grandchildren, one conversation at a time.

Thank you for tuning into today's episode. It's been a journey of shared stories, insights, and invaluable advice from the heart of a community that knows the beauty and challenges of raising grandchildren. Your presence and engagement mean the world to us and to grandparents everywhere stepping up in ways they never imagined.

Remember, you're not alone on this journey. For more resources, support, and stories, visit our website and follow us on our social media channels. If today's episode moved you, consider sharing it with someone who might find comfort and connection in our shared experiences.

We look forward to bringing more stories and expert advice your way next week. Until then, take care of yourselves and each other.

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Laura Brazan Founder of “Grandchildren Raising Grandchildren: Nurturing Through Adversity” Podcast

I am a professional hand engraver and gold inlay artist. I’m from NYC and moved to northwest Montana thirty five years ago. Two years ago my husband and I became legal guardians of two of our seven grandchildren, now ages 5 and 8. With little resources available and no community, I developed the “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Nurturing Through Adversity” podcast with the encouragement of the University of Montana. Sharing advice from experts and stories from other grandparents from all over the country we hope to provide hope and community while educating others about this challenging task.

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