Strong-willed teens how to appreciate and foster their strengths. If youve got a strong willed child on your hands, id love to help you. Ive got an event coming up called the strong willed child that id love to see you at. Im also a family coach at parenting place and you can book a session with myself or another one of our awesome family coaches here. Strong-willed children often struggle with their spiritual lives because they tend to think outside the box. Also, realize that your strong-willed teen is hurting you on purpose to improve her own self-esteem. Recognize that you will never convince your strong-willed teen that he has any responsibility for the parent-child conflict between the two of you. Might seem troublesome, but having a strong willed child is a blessing in disguise. Strong-willed kids usually think they know best, and they often are unwilling to cooperate or compromise with moms and dads or others. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you maintain your sanity while guiding your strong-willed youngster on his journey through childhood.