My sure fire recipe to get teens to take off in the world!

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My sure fire recipe to get teens to take off in the world!

Before we knew it freshman year in college was over and Brigham was off to Dublin, Ireland to study abroad! But how did we get here?!  It began with creating a partnership with him in middle school then, even more progressively we allowed him to choose (with parameters) during high school. But what's the KEY ingredient to raising kids that "take off?" Read this to find out...

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My daughter crossed the line and lost our trust

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My daughter crossed the line and lost our trust

It's summer, many or our teens have too much down time, giving the opportunity for situations we may not anticipate happening through iPhone or social media.  Today I deconstruct one mom's recent quandary with her teen daughter around dating and phone use.  See if you can relate...

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Be grateful for the struggle with your teen

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Be grateful for the struggle with your teen

Dad gets a call from the police that his teen daughter has been caught drinking at the home of a friend.  Dad's biggest feeling is embarrassment.  Our children turn into adults with their own thoughts, feelings, experiences...it's how we handle it that helps us grow.

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How to take my hindsight and make it your insight

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How to take my hindsight and make it your insight

Life is about learning, we can make the choice to grow as parents when we hear about other families tragedies.  Today I share some hindsight about my own parenting struggles in the hopes it will enlighten you and incite change before you get the call no parent wants.

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