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Game of 72: A New Disturbing Online Trend for Teens

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a generation reaches adulthood, it’s common for members of that generation to look at current teen problems and think of them as worse than the things they went through when they were kids. As we age, we tend to forget what it was like to be young and dumb. However, since social media has become part of society, it’s almost impossible to deny that the problem of teens encouraging each other to make bad choices is worse than ever. Game of 72: The Newest Disturbing Online Trend If you haven’t yet heard of Game of 72, it’s important to read...

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Do You Have A Peace Group in Your School?

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Bullying, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The bullying problem in America has been getting worse. According to statistics from Mintel, 47 percent of girls between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied. It’s become painfully clear that this issue isn’t going to get better without effort, and many students, teachers and parents are fed up and ready for change. One of the best ways that parents can promote progress is by helping their children become leaders against bullying at their schools. What is a Peace Group? A peace group is any organization that promotes compassion, Kindness...

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Our Beautiful Mothers

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Holidays, parenting, Relationships, Self Development, Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My mother passed away when I was 26 years old.  It was the most difficult time in my life. I remember thinking, what am I going to do without her, and who will have my back. Even though she was immersed in her own wounding, and had a hard time showing up for me, I knew she was always there.  It is an empty space in me without her in my life and feel it most when I am with friends and their mothers, on Mother’s Day or on the day of her birth and death. I have read many books that say no matter what age you lose your mother, it is a loss...

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Why Do We Shut Down When Someone Hurts Our Feelings

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How do we keep our hearts open, after we have been hurt? This is where knowing who you are and having self confidence comes in handy.  We seem to shut down after someone treats us badly or shuns us in someway.  If we are shut down, it is impossible to have an open heart. If our hearts are shut down, we can not feel love or give love. In our journey through life it’s important to know that when people do things to us, it’s not always about us.  For a fact…It’s usually never about us. This is where self-esteem and self...

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Are You Reacting To Your Teen?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Listen to me, don’t talk back, what’s the matter with you? You’re grounded” Who is this Mother talking to? It appears that she is talking to her daughter, but her daughter is clearly not there. Her daughter is so shut down that she is no longer able to hear what her mother 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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Advice for Teens: Passing the Permit Test

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re a teen who is about to take the permit test, you probably have a lot of anxiety over failing. No one wants to go through that sort of disappointment, and the only way to protect yourself against it is to seek advice for teens on passing the test. Why do Teens Fail the Permit Test? Almost half of teens who take the test fail on their first try. There are both simple and complex reasons for this. The simple reason is that the test is very challenging! Driving is a big responsibility, and the test needs to be challenging in order to...

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Teen Plastic Surgery

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Body Image, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teen plastic surgery is on the rise. Parents are giving teen plastic surgery for graduation and Christmas gifts and I’m wondering what message is this sending to our teens?  Even within my own circle of friends, plastic surgery comes up quite a bit. Maybe a little Botox here, a little there and usually I always say “I’m working hard on feeling good about myself just the way I am” and if I get surgery it says something is wrong with me. I work very hard everyday to help teens and young women have an understanding that...

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Eating Disorder Misconceptions: Do You Know the Truth?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Body Image, Uncategorized | 0 comments

In this day and age, most parents are aware of how prevalent eating disorders are in the teenage population. Unfortunately, the “it won’t happen to my kid” mentality is common, and it’s easy for parents to assume things are fine if their kids don’t present any obvious symptoms. If you’re a concerned parent, you should take some time to learn about the realities of eating disorders. Misconception Number One: Eating Disorders Only Happen to Girls While it’s true that more females have eating disorders than males, statistics from the National...

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Being A Supportive Parent

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in parenting, Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to parent your teenager so she feels supported and not controlled Is this possible? This is such a fine line, isn’t it? As parents we want to help our teens make good decisions, by not making decisions for them. If they keep making bad decisions, we have to step in and talk to them about it.  If they want to manage their own lives, they have to step up to the plate and do it. I often hear from teens that they want their parent to stop controlling them. When I ask what this means or in what ways are they feel controlled,  usually...

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Teen Advice: For Your Lazy Teen This Summer

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer is right around the corner and some teens are starting to think about jobs that will suit them. Some are in deep contemplation while others are thinking about relaxing for the summer, playing video games and just having fun. As a parent you’re saying “have fun on who’s money”?  Maybe there is a happy medium. A part time job is a good balance because teens can still have fun, and have the money to have fun. When I look at the typical job for teens today like fast food restaurant, I think no wonder teens don’t want to...

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