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Parenting Successful Teens

Oct 31, 2019

Learning to tell a better story helps us raise successful kids because the way we describe a situation determines how much power we have to change it. The good news is, there are multiple, true ways to tell any story.

For example, your kids say there is nothing to eat. You say “I just bought $400 worth of...

Oct 24, 2019

Why do people get into arguments about toilet paper?  Which way it goes? Who isn’t replacing it? Why it’s sitting on top of the holder?

Changing the roll takes about 10 seconds.  Fighting about it takes 5 minutes.  Or longer if you turn it into a discussion about how you do “all the work around here”.

If this...

Oct 17, 2019

Many parents struggle with helping their kids choose a major. This makes sense because choosing a major feels like a very big decision for an 18-year-old and a very expensive decision for their parents.

So many families turn to aptitude tests and college consultants to help them make wise choices. But students who use...

Oct 10, 2019

Managing emotional triggers is vital because we’ve all had gotten triggered out of the blue by a casual comment from a friend or family member. They may not even know what they said that set you off, but you sure do. Emotions flood your body and it feels like you have tunnel vision.

In this episode we cover

  • Who is...

Oct 3, 2019

Today we are talking about the excessive pressure to excel that students at high achieving high schools feel.

In this episode, we’ll cover

  • Surprising data points about crime rates, substance abuse, and clinical depression at high achieving high schools.
  • Where is all the pressure on these students come from?
  • What...