#20 How Good Moms Become Drama Mamas
How Good Moms Become Drama Mamas is the title of Chapter 8 in my book Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter. In the previous podcast (which comes from Chapter 7) I discuss why teens are hardwired for drama. However, moms can get hooked in their daughterâ€™s drama and even escalate the drama. No mom intends to ‘lose it’ with their daughters, it is an automatic reaction when our daughter’s push our buttons.
I surveyed moms of teenage girls and asked them what â€śbuttonsâ€ť does your teenage daughter push. From their responses I identified The Disrespect Button, The Guilt Button, The Taken for Granted Button to Â name a few.
What happens when they push our buttons? (I think you know:) We REACT. And our reaction can trigger another REACTION from our teen, and before you know it, you are in a full-blown drama dance. This podcast helps you be aware of some of the typical drama dances between moms and teens and what you can do to break free and create a whole new interaction with your teenager.