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Are there predictable landmines that trigger fights, arguments or angry outbursts—in your intimate relationship, with your children or with other close people to you?
Here are a list of hot-button issues and emotional triggers, many of which come from Ellen Wachtel in her book Neil Rosenthal, LMFT, offers couples therapy and marriage counseling in Denver, Westminster, and Boulder, Colorado.
How they respond to these “hot-button” issues can have lasting effects on who they want to be and who they actually become.
What if parents can help their teens prepare for these hot buttons–before the issues become a problem?
As my wife and I seek to raise our daughter in the fear and admonition of the Lord, part of the challenge that arises in trying to accomplish that task is the increasing influence the current societal milieu has on kids.
Two very important elements of that influence are the issues of image and bullying.
The Hot Buttons Series is a quick-reference resource that parents can use to equip their kids to make the right decisions, even in the face of peer pressure and outside influences.
Parents can reach for this quick-reference resource to create healthy conversations with their teens about self esteem, piercings and tattoos, eating disorders, and trash talk.The author provides short scenarios followed by three or four responses that a teen might choose in that particular situation.Parents are then encouraged to help their children explore the issue, ask questions, and discuss the options, so when a similar situation comes up in real life, the teens are already prepared to respond.He specializes in strengthening intimate relationships. His internationally syndicated "Relationships" column is now in its 23rd year.Regularly interviewed by the media, Rosenthal has appeared as an expert on ABC, NBC, FOX and more.