• 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

  • Losing Control

    February 24, 2020 by

    It is so easy to see how life is out of our control. Our brains quickly see all the things that we can’t change. It is way easier than seeing the things we can change, because that requires work. When we blame other people or the circumstances of our lives, there is nothing we can… Read more

  • What does your child believe?

    February 17, 2020 by

    Beliefs are an interesting thing. Most of us think it’s just the way we see the world, as if it’s out of our control. A belief is simply a thought we’ve been thinking repeatedly for a long time. With intention, we can choose our thoughts. This makes all the difference. Because our beliefs are our… Read more

  • Story vs. Fact

    February 10, 2020 by

    What do you believe to be true about your life? About yourself? About your loved ones? About your job? About your home? We have tons of thoughts about every area of our lives. Someone else can look at the same circumstances and have totally different thoughts. Even about the things you are sure to be… Read more

  • Feeling Confident

    February 3, 2020 by

    In what areas in your life do you feel confident? In what areas in your life do you lack confidence? Confidence is a topic that comes up a lot when coaching teens, but it is usually a struggle for adults as well. Like all feelings, confidence comes from the thoughts you have. When you feel… Read more

  • Technology Control

    January 30, 2020 by

    Have you been frightened by what you’ve found on your child’s device? You’re not alone. Most parents struggle to find the appropriate boundaries around their child’s phone or tablet. Ultimately, only you know what is best for your family, but I will share my suggestions based on research and stories I’ve heard over the years.… Read more

  • Motivation

    January 27, 2020 by

    Knowing why we do what we do is what keeps us going when it’s not easy. When motivating your teen (or yourself), it’s helpful to know the two different types of motivation. Intrinsic motivation comes internally from a desire for satisfaction and accomplishment. Extrinsic motivation is the result of any pending outside reward or consequence.… Read more

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