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Parenting Successful Teens

Oct 2, 2022

How do you get your kids to tell you what's going on in their lives?  

You love them + you're curious + you want to help.    But if they don't tell you anything, how can you help?

Because there is no amount of good parenting that lets your kid's skip "the hard parts", the best way to handle them is to know about them....

Sep 20, 2022

Our human bodies hate change.  They work hard to keep us at a stable temperature, blood pressure, etc. Otherwise, we'd pass out whenever we stood up or went outside on a hot summer day.

Similarly, we resist changes in our family relationships.  Adjusting as our kids grow older and more independent is hard work.  And...

Sep 14, 2022

Parents of difficult children are the luckiest parents.  Difficult kids give us get so many great opportunities to practice mental flexibility, unconditional love, live their values and become judgement proof.  I feel sorry for parents with "easy" kids because they miss out on so much.  

You get a front row seat to a...

Sep 9, 2022

Being a mom is an endless string of decisions.  Both the number of decisions we have to make (5 before breakfast 😂) and the high-stakes nature of decisions at this age can create a lot of pressure to "get it right".  

So how do you know which decision is the right one?

In this week's episode, I will share the 3...

Aug 29, 2022

So many Moms are worried about how much time their kids spend on screens.  But what they don't understand is all the roles that screens play in a kid's life.  Connection, comfort and much needed time to just zone out or numb out.

This week we are going to talk about the differences between comfort and zoning out as a...