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Parenting Successful Teens

Jan 30, 2020

I am a recovering people pleaser and what I’ve discovered is that prioritizing other people’s happiness is a habit that we learn as children.

Time and time again as I talk to parents, they say that they want to parent differently than the way they were raised.  They can even identify a moment when they were little...

Jan 23, 2020

This week we’re talking about a simple change to make when you find yourself saying something with a “big but” in the middle like

 “My son is smart, but he doesn’t study”

 “I want to stay out of it, but she’s making a mistake.”

“I know it’s good for him, but it’s so hard to watch her...

Jan 16, 2020

Fights with your teenager are just part of being in a family.  But savvy parents know the best way to resolve them and grow stronger in the process.


  • Avoid the 3 standard approaches many parents take that end up creating future problems.
  • How to get yourself out of fight or flight...

Jan 9, 2020

Often what annoys you about your teenagers is something that annoys you about yourself.  This week we talk about how teenagers are nature's perfect mirror of the emotional baggage you’re still carrying around. 

For example: If you struggle with making decisions --> you worry about the decisions your kids are making as...

Jan 2, 2020

When parents think about saying goodbye to their kids, usually the image that comes to mind is the big goodbye of dropping them off at college.  But in reality, there are many goodbyes to the way things were.  Changing times when you can feel them pulling away and get hit with a wave of nostalgia for how things used to...