Going through a divorce is tough on children no matter what their age. However, teenagers are in a state of transition with their own lives, which can make any life change more difficult. Being a teenager is hard enough without the stress of your parents getting a divorce. Sometimes teens are going through other stressful situations unrelated to a divorce or separation. Are you worried about their new group of friends, potential substances abuse, suffering grades? Perhaps you are concerned that your blended family has proved to be more challenging than anticipated. Mediation through San Diego Family Mediation can assist you in opening up a conversation with your teen.
When you call SDFMC, we can set up a time for us to meet and discuss with you (the parents) about the situation at hand. We can discuss whether your teen is a good candidate for mediation and what we can do to help. Mediation between you and your teenage children can help you both develop better communication strategies and get through difficult times. You and your teen can apply these tools to potential future conflicts that you may encounter, which is a great skill for anyone to have.
How to Start
When you are ready to begin, you will want to discuss mediation with the other parent. It is helpful to bring information about mediation and what you can achieve by talking to a neutral party. After the other parent is onboard, contact the mediators at SDFMC. We will schedule a consultation and provide you with further direction on how to move forward.
For more information about our teen mediation services, contact SDFMC today. Call (858) 736-2411 to schedule your appointment with our experienced San Diego family mediators.