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

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

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

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

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

 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

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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