Cultivating Kindness: Are You Teaching Your Teens Compassion?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you teaching your teens compassion? Lack of empathy is a common teen issue. If you’ve ever looked at your teens and wondered if you’re raising a group of sociopaths, you’re not alone. Teens are capable of compassion, but they’re also more likely to follow peer pressure and make impulsive decisions due to the state of their developing brains. If you want to help your teen become a better person, you’ll have to work on cultivating kindness. 1. Provide a Bigger Picture Most children are only aware of their own social and familial circles,...

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Happy New Years!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s the new year and as parents have you been thinking about how you can get your teen to shift their behavior for the better this year? How to get them to do their chores, bring up their grades, have more respect for themselves, and stop disrespecting you? I think this might be a similar goal for a lot of parents. I would have to say that you probably think about this throughout the year, not just at the beginning of the year. I believe this is a full time job, parents! Looking at how you might be able to mold your teen into a...

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Moving On-Teenage Self Esteem

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Self Esteem, Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I was so impressed with this teen regarding letting go of friends that no longer had the same interests as her. Instead of conforming and going along with the crowd because she was afraid of not having any friends, she stayed in her truth about who she was. I wish all girls could see their value and not change who they are because they are ultimately afraid of being alone or not fitting in. Enjoy this article from an empowered teen. Moving On by Chloe Hiller I have known most of my friends since 2nd grade but we didn’t get close until...

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Teenagers and Sexting: When to Take Away the Smart Phones

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Sexuality, Technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a serious call out to all parents of teenagers! When is it okay take away your teens smart phone?  Some teenage issues have been around forever and are likely to continue to plague parents for centuries to come, but the parents of today’s teens are dealing with some disturbing issues that are truly unprecedented. Parents have always known that the web was a dangerous place. Teens can be exposed to predators, pornography and other unpleasant things that come with the territory of an ungoverned digital world. What we didn’t count on was...

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The Importance of a Relationship with Dad

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Relationships, Self Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How important is the relationship between father/daughter?  Parenting teens isn’t easy. There’s plenty of talk about teens having a strong relationship with their mothers, but a girl’s relationship with her dad has a huge effect on your future as well. 1. Dads Dream Big If you’re a dad who has big dreams for your little girl, you could be helping to shape her future. They key is to help her discover her own dreams rather than project yours onto her. If you’ve always dreamed of having a doctor in the family, there’s nothing wrong with...

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Teenage Parenting Advice: How Your Relationship Affects Your Teen

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is your relationship with your partner affecting your teen?  When you and your spouse are having a fight, your mind is likely focused on the current disagreement. Do you ever stop to think who might be listening? All couples get into arguments from time to time. Life is difficult, and no two people agree on everything. However, the way you fight says a lot about your health as a couple. It can also make a huge impact on the lives of your children. Teenage Self Esteem: How Does it Affect Future Relationships? Teenage self esteem is about a lot...

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Empowering Yourself To Empower Your Teen

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in parenting, Self Development, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How can you empower yourself so you can empower your teen? What do you desire for your teen? Do you want them to be empowered, to be happy, caring, and respectful? Do you want them to be able to communicate well and to fulfill their dreams, to love themselves, to be confident, independent and self assured? How about hoping they will make good decisions, be productive in life, be kindhearted, and have really good values? If so, how can we help empower our teens? We can: listen to them step into their reality give them more praise and less...

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The Social Media Monster: The Internet and Self-esteem in Teens

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Internet, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lets look at the Internet and how it affects self-esteem in teens!  It’s natural to fear the unknown. Unfortunately, many of the fears about the internet and social media are turning out to be true. Experts believe that in the modern age, children are growing up with more anxiety and lower self-esteem than ever before, and social media might be to blame. Cyber Bullying and Isolation: Being Left Out Now Hurts More Than Ever There have always been people who have an easier time than others when it comes to finding acceptance and popularity...

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Mending a Strained Relationship with Your Daughter

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to mend a strained relationship with your daughter. Maybe a Mother/Daughter Retreat is right for you!  Being moody and distant is a common teenage issue, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug it off and accept a dissolving relationship between you and your daughter. It might take a little work, but if you make an effort, you’ll be able to do a lot to maintain your connection. 1. Make Time for Each Other Your daughter might roll her eyes and beg to go with her friends instead, but deep down, she will benefit from spending time with you....

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Building Self-esteem in Teens: Three Helpful Tips

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Self Development, Self Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here are three helpful tips to build self-esteem in teens: Low self-esteem has become such a common teenage issue that it’s now rare to see a teenager who truly feels confident. It’s natural to feel confused, troubled and low during the teen years. However, that doesn’t mean that strong self-esteem shouldn’t be a goal. 1. Set Boundaries and Stick to Them Part of what builds self-esteem is seeing yourself do well. How can a teen know whether she has done well if there’s no structure to work within? If you’re the type of parent who isn’t into...

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