How a Mother Daughter Retreat Can Soothe a Difficult Relationship

How a Mother Daughter Retreat can bring harmony into your relationship with your teen.  It’s great to have a wonderful relationship with your daughter, but it’s also normal for teenage issues to destroy that relationship at some point. If this happens, don’t beat yourself up. You could be the best of moms or the worst of them, and either way, teenagers will be teenagers. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty you can do to improve your relationship with your daughter. Struggling with Teenage Issues: Is a Mother Daughter Retreat...

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Handling Teen Issues with Homework

How do you handle your teens issues with homework?  On the scale of all possible teen issues, the struggle to get your daughter to do her homework is a minor problem. At least she’s home and not out getting into trouble, right? Although it could certainly be worse, it is important that teens complete their homework, and parents often struggle figuring out how to motivate them to do so. 1. Set a Time Human beings thrive on routines, and teenagers are no different. You can help encourage healthy homework habits by designating a certain time of...

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How to Love a Difficult Teen

Is it difficult to love your teen?  Parents always love their children, but actively feeling that love can be hard during the troublesome times. When your daughter is talking back, cursing at you or displaying other forms of disrespectful behavior, you might feel a little guilty for some of the thoughts that cross your mind. If you’re having trouble managing your anger and feeling love for your daughter during the worst of the teen issues, these tips may help. 1. Demonstrate Stay calm during fights, and if you do lose your cool, remember that...

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Lost in Space? Social Media and Technology Addiction is a Huge Teen Issue!

This is an article I wrote in the last Imagine Magazine by The Sedona International City of Peace. Please parents read it. It is critical for your teens happiness. Here is the digital link if you want to check out the entire magazine. It’s amazing. IMAGINE MAGAZINE In my 20-plus years of mentoring teens and parents, I have never seen a greater disconnection between teens and their natural environment than I do now. When I was young, I got up in the morning, walked to my friend’s house or called her on a phone that was attached to a...

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Tackling Teen Issues: The Pressure for Sex

Tackling Teen Issues: The Pressure for Sex With hookup culture becoming a prevalent teen issue, many parents are wondering if anything can be done. Teens have always had sex, and it’s always scared their parents, but never in history has casual sex been so celebrated. Then again, it’s not always the casual encounters that are the most dangerous. It’s the casual encounters that are dressed up as something more. The Dangers of Rushing Sex: Regret and Embarrassment A study of more than 1400 undergraduate students found that both men and women...

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Mentoring Programs for Teen Girls: Could Your Daughter Use a Mentor?

Mentoring programs for teen girls have proven to be extremely beneficial!  You might think that mentorships are only for troubled teens who don’t have parents, but that isn’t the case. There are many powerful stories about teens who experienced life-changing benefits from having a mentor. Ask yourself these questions to see if a mentor might be a good idea for your teen. 1. Did You Tell Your Mom Everything? Think back on your teen years. Were you keeping secrets from your mom? In most cases, the answer is probably yes. Even if you and your...

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