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4-Week One-on-One Parenting Course for Parents with Teens

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you want to start the new year creating a different relationship with your teen? Most parents I talk to are having difficulties with their teen around communication, motivation and of course social media. Every parent that calls me has the same complaint. My teen isn’t talking to me and they aren’t listening to me and they are on their phone constantly! When I mentor parents around their issues with their teens, the issues drastically turn around.     Are you having problems with your teen: On the phone constantly Not talking...

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Spotting Depression in your Teen

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Working on Teen Depression at a Mother Daughter Retreat Teen issues with moodiness are common, which makes it harder to spot the signs of depression. Statistics show that up to 20 percent of all teenagers experience depression at some point before reaching adulthood. If you’re worried, you have good reason to be. As parents, we must watch for signs of teen depression. By keeping a close eye on our kids, we can face any problems that arise head on. 1. Loss of Interest If your daughter seems to be losing interest in the sports, hobbies, or...

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Building an Adult Relationship with your 17-Year-Old

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Step Before Adulthood: Cultivating a Great Connection with Your Older Teen A mother daughter relationship is complex, and it often becomes even more so during the transition between the teenage years and young adulthood. It’s natural that you’d both feel confused during these years! Adult Relationships Between Mom and Daughter: Cultivating Respect The shift begins around age 16. By this age, your daughter likely has some solid friendships that will remain throughout high school and possibly into adulthood. She may have dated or even...

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The Dangers of Social Media

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Protecting Teens from the Dangers of Social Media Navigating the turbulent waters of social media is difficult at any age. For a teen, it might be next to impossible. It can’t be denied that social media is here to stay. Not only is it a solid component of any teenager’s life, but it’s also used by everyone from scientists to world leaders. We are past the point where we can claim it’s unnecessary and ban our kids from participating. Like it or not, this is the world we now live in. The Ugly World of Instagram and Snapchat These apps...

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How to Love your Step Kids

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 Finding Happiness with Your Step Kids Becoming a stepparent is a beautiful thing. If you never had biological children, marrying into an existing family could provide the opportunity to guide your step kids through the early part of their lives. Even if you have your own kids, expanding your family is an exciting thing. However, settling into a blended family takes time. It’s natural to struggle with the transition. Cultivating Closeness: How to Promote Positivity in Your New Family   1. Discuss Boundaries with Your Spouse Long before you...

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High Teen Achievers

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Parenting High Achievers: Is Your Child Working Too Hard? Parents of high achievers have everything to be thankful for. Your kids are home studying when other kids are out cruising around causing problems. So, why do you feel so worried? Although it might seem like driven teens have it all together, that isn’t necessarily the case. A study from Arizona State University found that people who achieve greatness as teenagers are at high risk for substance abuse throughout early adulthood. Parenting Teens who are High Achievers If you want to...

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A Guidance of a Mother

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Connect with Your Daughter to Encourage Her to Open Up Mother daughter relationships are never easy. Getting your teen to open up often feels impossible. If her mother isn’t guiding her, who will? When a teen is guided by her peers, it’s like the blind leading the blind. How can you cultivate closeness with your daughter while also providing her with an appropriate amount of space? 1. Find Creative Ways to Discuss Hard Topics Most teens don’t want their parents confronting them about uncomfortable topics. If you can get on...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving!   I just want to reach out and let each and everyone of you know how grateful I am for you. I am thankful for all the people who participate in making the world a better place. I am always talking about looking at your own triggers so that you don’t project them onto your kids. When you do this, it helps build self esteem in your children, helping them to come into a better place in themselves. When we do our own work on our own triggers, we can show up in a healthier way for our family. When we act out of our...

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Giving Your Teen Love

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to Give Your Teen Love While also Giving Them Space Finding the balance between providing your teenagers with enough love and giving them a proper amount of space can be tough. You still want to hug your kids like you did when they were babies, but now, it seems like they can’t escape you fast enough. Teen issues with moodiness are common, but that doesn’t mean your child doesn’t still need your love. Accept Changes It’s not easy to see your baby dressing like a grown woman, talking about boys, and dreaming of her future. You want her to...

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Why are you Entertaining your Teen?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teen Anxiety: Learning the Value of Quiet Time People need quiet time to process their thoughts and emotions. In the modern world, most of us are reading, watching, listening, or otherwise interacting with some form of media at every hour of the day. If it’s not social media, it’s television. If it’s not television, it’s the internet. Teen anxiety is at an all-time high. Could this constant stimulation be part of the problem? A Problem with Entitlement: Teen Issues with Entertainment A huge part of the problem is that many people feel...

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