November 2, 2019

If you were to ask a room full of parents, "Which stage of parenting is the hardest?" Most would answer, "The teen years!"

Kids are fighting for independence and freedom 

while parents are trying to guide them and keep them safe. Talk about a tug-of-war!

So, what's re...

July 21, 2019

For many kids, back to school means higher levels of anxiety. Learn about the "silent worries" kids won't talk about and what you can do to help!

May 1, 2018

Have you ever felt so frustrated you give your kids random consequences like, "You're grounded for the next 2 months!" or "No tv for the next week"? I'll be the first to admit I was guilty of this and I'm wondering if you can relate.   

Discovering con...

April 16, 2018

Do you worry about doing a "good job" raising your kids? Do you struggle with "how" to accomplish this goal? Does it keep you up at night? If so, keep reading!

I recently participated as a guest speaker for a panel discussion about raising teens.  Concerns

from pa...

March 6, 2018

Technology is a constant in the lives of our teens. They begin their day with checking their social media accounts, have their phones with them all day....What's a parent to do?

December 18, 2017

The holidays typically include visits with extended family members, which most teens

will tell you they dread.

While you may be looking forward to seeing your siblings, parents or in-laws there is a strong probability your teens are not as excited about the visit.

They w...

November 9, 2017

"My husband doesn't think his kids should do chores when they visit on their weekends here."


September 2, 2017

"Kids were suspended for having weed at school today." 

Some of us might assume this is a statement from a high school student, but unfortunately he is

in middle school and his mom just asked me for some advice on what to say to him. 

First of all, don't panic! I know...

May 11, 2015

The lies, the deceit, the disappointment. Now what?

The teen years are a time of self-discovery, peer pressure and societal expectations. Some kids find their way without ever experimenting with alcohol or drugs, others may use it to fit in with their peers or relieve s...

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