How to Stop Teenage Bullying

In my previous article, Examining and Understanding the Root of Teenage Bullying, I looked at some of the ways that people, teenagers and adults, bully. In today’s article, I’m going to try and examine the mindset of bullies, and why they do what they do, and how to stop bullying. Acceptable & Unacceptable Parents, everything your child does can be filtered into two categories: Acceptable & Unacceptable (A&U). A&U are the internal standards that you hold them to, and we all have this. We all have different standards of...

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Understanding Your Teenager, Part 2: Helping Them Understand You

Has understanding your teenager ever felt like one big mystery? A puzzle that can never, ever be solved? Let me let you in on a little secret: the feeling is mutual. They’re just as baffled by you as you are to them! If you’ve read Part 1 in this series, hopefully some of that mystery is being solved. But your work isn’t done, not completely. Now that you’ve learned how to understand what’s going on with your teenager and stopped dealing with them, they need to start understanding you. Because you’ve given...

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How to Talk to Your Teenager, Part 2: Mom, It’s Time to Love Yourself First!

Waking up this morning, you probably stared longingly in the mirror, poking this part of your body, stretching the skin around your eyes, or immediately looking at your phone for calls and emails…  You probably woke up just in time to get things ready for you and your kids, and rush out the door. - Did you eat? - Did you take a moment to enjoy your tea? - Or did you mark off a mental to-do list and mechanically complete things as quickly as you could? Believe it or not, this behavior that is all so common for mothers is driven by a...

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It’s Halloween! Girls! This Isn’t An Invitation To Show Your Body!

Yikes Girls! When did Halloween turned into a holiday to show off your body and be sexy? Parents, watch what your teenage girls are wearing for Halloween. Help them be creative without having look slutty! I was in a Halloween store the other day with a friend and we were shocked to see that there wasn’t one costume for girls that wasn’t sexy. Really? Girls want to be notice and to get notice at Halloween, you can’t go as a pumpkin, right? How many guys are going to talk to a pumpkin, when there is a sexy witch in the same...

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Dina Eastwood “Stepping into Her Teen’s Reality” on E! Entertainment Network’s series, Mrs. Eastwood and Company

Reality star, Dina Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s wife, experiences the power of Stepping into Her Teen’s Reality! On last weeks episode of Mrs. Eastwood and Company, Dina Eastwood’s 15 year old daughter, Morgan, asks her mother to avoid going by a group of kids that she knows when they were driving through a gas station, but Dina disregarded Morgan’s request, not thinking it was a big deal. Sometimes your kids are going to ask you to do things that you find silly. Apparently, this was a big deal for Morgan, for both social and emotional reasons,...

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