With parenting there is no "Easy" button.

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!

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If it's what we want, why do we cry about it?

When she told me the Christmas stocking was going with them I felt like I was punched in the stomach...of course it made sense, but that didn't mean it wasn't tough to take. Sending our kids off into the world as self-sufficient is what we want, but it doesn't mean it's easy, that's why it's so important to make every moment count!

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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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