Teenage Shopaholics: The Importance of Teaching The Value of a Dollar

Teen Shopping Addiction Most young girls go through phases of being obsessed with their personal style, and having the perfect wardrobe is a big part of that. You do everything in your power to supply your daughter with the clothes she feels she needs to be cool, but sometimes, with other expenses piling up, you can’t afford the items she longs for. How can you get your brand-obsessed teen to understand that sometimes, a pricey label doesn’t make for a better item? Show The Value of Money Your kids aren’t born with an...

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New Year, New Chances: Three Ways to Make This Year Better Than The Last

Teen Self Esteem this New Year January is a good month for reflection. With the arrival of 2014, many of us are looking back on 2013 and seeing how we feel about what we did or didn’t accomplish. With a new year comes new chances, and if you can move forward with a clear idea of what you want and how you plan to get it, this year will be sure to bring you wonderful things. 1. Look Back, but Don’t Beat Yourself Up Sometimes, hindsight can help you see things you missed. If you reflect back on some of the more difficult situations...

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Your Teen’s First Overnight Trip: Five Simple Ways to Prepare

Teen’s First Overnight Trip Whether it be a major field trip, a session at sleep-away camp, an overnight sporting event or a trip with a friend’s family, at some point, your teens or preteens are going to leave the local area without you present. When this happens, it’s important to prepare them to be on their best behavior and avoid any trouble that might occur. 1. Get Organized The first and most important aspect of preparing your teen for a trip is ensuring that he or she packs everything that might be needed. This...

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“Unconditionally” by Katy Perry

Empowerment Song One of the gals I mentor told me that she has been listening to this song Unconditionally by Katy Perry every morning  and feeling so amazing. She said that it makes her feel so close to herself and source and care about the world and the people in it. She said that everyone should listen to this song and really check in with how they feel. Check it out! I too love it. Debra Beck Would you like to improve your relationship with your teen? Sign up and talk to me for FREE Click Here To...

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It’s The Holiday Season!

Holiday Season with Family Wow, amazing that it is the holiday season again. I am very excited about my daughters and grandson coming to visit this year in Sedona. My gratitude runs deep with so many things. It is very important to remember what the holidays are for you. If we get wrapped up in only the gift giving and things having to be perfect around us, we may create a bit of stress and overlook the true joys of the holidays…being with family!  I find that the less I worry about the perfect gift, and the ultimate dinner and just be...

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Staying Connected: Fun Family Ideas That Kids of All Ages Can Enjoy

Fun Family Activities for Teenagers If you’re like most people, you probably live a very busy life. Between you, your spouse and your children’s activities, it seems like you’re constantly running from one place to the next, and sometimes, you can’t remember the last time you slowed down long enough to smell the roses. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time to make an effort to spend some relaxing quality time with your family. However, teenagers aren’t always attracted to family activities, so you...

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