The Choking Game: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in parenting, Safety, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Choking Game is a parent’s worst nightmare! When Brad Burgess found his 13-year-old son Memphis slumped in his closet, he thought the teen was playing a prank. After shaking his shoulders, he noticed that the boy wasn’t breathing. That was when he saw the rope on the ground. An Unexpected Horror: Choking for a High Authorities believe that Memphis Burgess is yet another victim of “the choking game,” a scary practice that has already claimed many lives. It’s estimated that as many as 1000 people have died this way since 1934. The...

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Boosting Self Esteem in Teens Through Volunteering

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Does volunteering help your teen develop self esteem?  Volunteer Ideas for Teens Along with being good for the local community, volunteer work also does wonders for a teen’s self-esteem. You want your teen to try volunteer work, but it isn’t the best idea to force it. The goal should be to inspire a deep passion for helping others. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to find volunteer jobs that will work with your teen’s interests. 1. Serving at St. Mary’s Food Bank St. Mary’s is one of Arizona’s most popular food banks. Thanks to the...

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How Are Your Communication Skills With Your Teen?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Listen to me, don’t talk back, what’s the matter with you? You’re grounded” Who is this Father talking to? It appears that he is talking to his daughter, but his daughter is clearly not there. His daughter is so shut down that she is no longer able to hear what her father is saying. I felt like my parents didn’t see me, couldn’t see me, because of their own wounds that they had not worked through. Now, I don’t blame them, I know they did the best they could. All I am saying is that because they were unable to do their inner work, they were...

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Is your Teen Pulling Away? If So Why?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why is your teen pulling away? It is a question many parents ask me.  I can totally understand their concerns because there are many reasons why your teen could be pulling away, one being the normal process of separation, the rest being possible drug use, depression or just working through their own stuff. If it is drugs, usually other things are going on in their lives as well.  Signs to look for are declining interest in activities your teen use to enjoy, declining school grades, and radical mood swings that seem to be about more than just...

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Help for Teens: Cultivating Good Mental Habits Through a Mentor

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Self Development, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cultivating good mental habits through a mentor programs for girls Most of us have a negative inner voice and don’t even realize it. This isn’t exactly a teen issue, but if teens can get a handle on this problem from a young age, they will experience a vastly improved life. Cultivating self-awareness isn’t something we’re taught, but it should be. Self-awareness is the foundation for all forms of positive change. Unfortunately, it’s quite common for teens to tear each other down. They bully others because it makes them feel better about...

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Technology and Teens: Handling the Negative Effects

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in media, Technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

As parents it’s hard to handling the negative effects of technology with our teens. It can’t be denied that technology offers us a lot of great things. We can have products delivered to our homes, speak with friends on the other side of the planet and find information about anything within a few seconds. It also can’t be denied that having constant access to nonstop information has changed us, and many will argue that it isn’t a good change. This is more than just a teen issue, but since children are the future, it’s something...

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Boosting Self-esteem Through Meditation: Teaching Your Teen

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Self Development, Self Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teaching your teen how to meditate may help her self-esteem.  Boosting self-esteem in a chaotic world can be difficult. Even the most mature souls struggle with insecurities, but for a confused teen with an immature mind, it can be almost impossible to keep a good sense of self-esteem. Bullying is rampant in our society, which means it’s more important than ever to develop anti-stress techniques that actually work. One such technique is meditation. 1. Stress Reduction Even those with great self-esteem could benefit from stress reduction....

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Advice for Teen Moms

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in parenting, Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

No parent wants their daughter to be a mom when she is in her teens, but when she is, here is some advice for Teen Moms. It can’t be denied that teen moms have a burden that most people can’t understand. Not only do they face all of the typical challenges of motherhood, but they also have to tackle them with an immature mind. Becoming a mother before you have the chance to be an adult yourself is certainly far from ideal, but many teen moms do rise to the occasion. 1. Be Strong and Face the Challenge Head On When you first discover you are...

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Got Empathy?

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Self Development, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is another article I did in the Imagine magazine about having empathy. To view the rest of the magazine, see the link below. Got Empathy?  Is empathy something that some people are naturally born with and others aren’t? Is it a learned trait or an inherent quality to be brought forward? How can we help our youth deepen in empathy? There is a significant amount of neurological research today that indicates the prefrontal cortex is the last part of the brain to mature. In fact, it doesn’t become fully formed until a person reaches his or...

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Body Issue with Teen Girls

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Body Image, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This issue about body image is always up for teens I talk to and for myself.  It seems like it is one of the toughest issues to overcome.  Even when I am talking with grown women, it comes up.  I just wanted to post this video for you to watch and the stats regarding body image, it’s amazing. The more secure we become with who we are, the more comfortable we will be with our bodies.  The more we will appreciate ourselves for who we are.  Here are 10 tips for loving your body: 1.  Appreciate your body for what it does for you. Just your...

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