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As a certified teen life coach, I can tell you why teens are coming to us with their problems — not Mom or Dad

A smiling father and daughter stand and talk next to each other while preparing for early morning hike.
A smiling father and daughter stand and talk next to each other while preparing for early morning hike.
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Got a teenager at home? I bet you’re on the struggle bus. Anxiety. Mood swings. Defiance. Lack of motivation. Teens are going through a lot, and the hardest part is, they don’t want to talk about it.

At least that’s how it appears. Of course they want to talk about their problems — they just don’t want to talk about them with you, their mom or dad. More and more Gen Zers are turning to me and other certified teen life coaches to share their thoughts and anxieties, find new perspectives, and feel less alone.

What is it that we…

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