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.
Leading our families with love and courage starts with us. I share three concrete examples of how this plays out in our child's emerging adolescence. You hold the key to the success of your unique family...
The teen years are tough, how do I get past my own insecurities as a parent and have the conversations I need to with my adolescent? It's not always easy; but you got this!
There is no easy button to parenting adolescents today. If the relationship you have with your child is in a bad place it's going to take some time and effort to change things...and you can only work on your part in the relationship. But, it's an awesome place to start! YOU are in the drivers seat to a happier, healthier relationship with your teen!
Your son is procrastinating on a school project and it's driving you nuts, right? What if there's more going on than just his wanting to annoy you? Read this post to see a clear example of how to learn from your most important teacher, your child.
SLAM! Is that a familiar sound in your home? Maybe slamming isn't an issue, but there's just no rapport with your adolescent son or daughter. YOU have the ability to change the outcome of the relationship you have with your teenager! Now is the time.
Why do we expect our teens to be trustworthy if we don't model it for them first?
What a gift it was to be introduced to Casey O'Roarty and her work Joyful Courage! Listen to my podcast where she and I talk about kids and cell phone use, but lots more relevant stuff as well!
Is your adolescent son or daughter not living up to their full potential...are they squandering their talent? As loving, concerned parents it's hard for us to watch. Here's an motivation approach you may not have thought of!
The SEVEN C'S of RESILIENCE will help our kids navigate the rough waters of life. Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg's book Building Resilience in Children and Teens shares the best ways we can give our kids both roots and wings!
When I was a kid I didn't feel like I could question my parents. As a parent, I want to do everything I can to develop a positive connection with my kids. Which is exactly why I allow them to question...