Trust and communication are crucial to any working personal relationship. Often times teenagers become estranged from their parents because one or both of these factors have been strained or lost. As a child becomes older, they naturally become more independent and seek privacy. This can hinder trust and communication between parents and child. Parents will always want to have some input or give some advice about their child’s life and young people are always going to need advice. In an ideal world, the dynamic would work out perfectly, but unfortunately, we don’t live in that world. So, parents ought to take the position of the distant guardian in order to remedy the situation.
"Teens are going through a very stressful time in their lives: They want to please us, but they also want to break away." - Michele Borba, educational psychologist
"Parents have a hard time making the transition from the preteen years, where it has been more helpful to be hands-on, toward increasing autonomy and stepping back," - Dan Griffin, a clinical psychologist specializing in adolescents and family therapy.
So, one of the options open to parents who want to guide their children, but also realize that they need space to grow on their own, are seminars designed to motivate, educate, and empower young people outside of the home. Be Iconic acts as a viable option for them to experience such seminars. Not only that but if young people need someone else to talk to about their problems (besides their parents), then Be Iconic can be the person/institution that will lend them a listening ear. Even if the topic being discussed is how to appropriately express yourself, Be Iconic can help paint a clearer picture. Through insightful and professional public speakers, these seminars will give young people the confidence they need to take their first steps into adulthood.
Parents often want to be the pillar that raises their child, but we all know that that can be a lot of pressure. Of course, there is a duty to raise your kids but there is an even bigger duty to do it properly. It’s always a healthy option to seek outside help when you need to and Be Iconic is here for that reason.