Posts in Parenting Teens
The best way to deal with your adolescent...detach from the outcome.

Two decades ago I would have told you all I wanted for my kids was that they grow up to be "happy." The most important lesson I've learned along their raising is that the path I think they should be on may not be their destiny. And what a gift it is to witness their journey!

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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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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 parent your teenager better in 3 steps...

It's flattering when someone comments about your teen's likeness to you, right?  But what if you begin to see behavior or hear comments from your son or daughter that remind you of you at their age?  When your adolescent triggers you, here is a 3-step process to creating a stronger relationship, rather than a disconnect.

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