Parent -Teen Conflicts

March 1, 2012    Family Disputes - Mediation

MEDIATION WORKS FOR PARENTS AND TEENS NEEDING TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER AND CREATE NEW WAYS OF COMMUNICATION AND RELATING

It is often difficult for all parties during the teenage years to maintain the relationship they desire with each other while also balancing responsibility, independence, and newly discovered boundaries. When families, parents, and teenagers find that their relationship has changed and has become stressful or a battleground, mediation is an ideal forum for communication and goal clarification.

Mediators are neutral and do not take sides. Mediation meetings are confidential. Mediators help parents and teens together to create their own guidelines for communication and interaction. Mediators also assist them with meaningful dialogue, creating new ways of communicating and making informed and thoughtful decisions that address their particular situation. The beauty of parent-teen mediation is that it can be accessed as needed and is a preventative way to maintain workable family interaction, without being judged, and with a focus on dialogue and decision-making. The beauty of marital mediation is that it can be accessed as needed and is a preventative way to maintain a long and healthy marriage for many years until death do you part.

Mediators of Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation believe in Better Process…Better Outcome.