Are you disconnected from your teen? Does your kid trigger an emotional response in you? In this episode, Liza chats with DJ Johnson – author, mentor, coach, counselor, and sports statistician. DJ grew up in the Indiana foster care system and yet despite that, he’s gone on to lead a successful, and fulfilling life. Before he entered the foster care system, DJ suffered child abuse, domestic abuse, and emotional trauma. Today, DJ uses his experiences to help parents better connect with their teenagers. DJ specializes in helping parents bridge the communication gap between them and their child to ensure that their child has room to be the best version of themself. DJ discusses why healing our own childhood trauma is essential and how to cultivate a meaningful connection with our teens. Listen to this very happy story and start building a better connection with your teen.
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