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  • Accountability

    January 5, 2021 by

    This year more than ever, accountability is difficult for teens. People do better at producing results when they are held accountable by someone else – a boss, a teacher, a trainer, a parent, a spouse. So for teens who are no longer physically handing in assignments or being dropped off at the school door, getting… Read more

  • Saying No

    August 11, 2020 by

    For a long time “no” is almost a bad word for our kids to say. We see it as disrespectful or defiant. But when they reach a certain age, we hope and pray they’re able to say no in the right situations. It’s important for kids to think about when they want to say “no”.… Read more

  • Filtering Thoughts

    July 12, 2020 by

    We’ve all seen it. Two people can be at the same event, see the same scenario play out, or hear the same words, but somehow they walk away with totally different perspectives on it all. I like to think of this phenomenon as mental filters we use to view everything. Our filters, which determine how… Read more

  • Being a Teen

    June 17, 2020 by

    Being a teen can be really hard.  I definitely can’t say I remember exactly how it felt to be a teen, and of course, it’s different for teens today. I do know that some of the time I felt overwhelmed, excited, lonely, social, sad, happy, and a lot more. I still am all of those… Read more

  • Self-Confidence

    May 7, 2020 by

    Have you worried about your teen’s confidence level and how it will impact their future? The key is to not just increase your child’s confidence, but their self-confidence.   What’s the difference? Confidence is believing you can achieve a specific task or skill.  Self-confidence is being secure in yourself and your ability to handle any emotion,… Read more

  • Thoughts on Display

    April 20, 2020 by

    During this time in quarantine, your teen is dealing with a lot of disappointment. They probably can’t go out to see their friends. School, proms, graduations, and sports have been cancelled. The thoughts running through our minds are one thing that can’t be turned off. In fact, with less distraction, it feels as if the… Read more

  • Why Your Teen Seems Out of Control

    March 16, 2020 by

    Your teen can be irrational, and leave you wondering, “What were they thinking?” You feel frustrated, because their choices show no rationale, and their attitudes come out of nowhere. The truth is, they don’t know how to explain their moods or implusive behavior either. The brain is our command center for all behavior, so let’s… Read more

  • The Watcher

    March 2, 2020 by

    Becoming “the watcher” of your mind is necessary in gaining self-awareness. It means you are able to separate yourself from your thoughts and simply observe without being a part of the story you’re telling yourself. It is especially helpful for busy moms feeling overwhelmed. When you’re feeling stressed and your mind is running crazy fast,… Read more

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