Ongoing learning difficulties at school?

This weekend, I met a brilliant 3rd grader who is failing at school. Imagine being incredibly smart but feeling really stupid. His parents requested help from school, but Covid-19 restrictions kept...

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Time to spring clean your relationship with your teen!

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2021

The snow is gone. The sun is shining. It’s time for a little spring cleaning…. yes, even in our relationships with our teens. Time to blow out the cobwebs and think about what can we...

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Is your teen tired of school?

homework Apr 05, 2021

Is your teen complaining about school? Do they say it’s pointless? If so, I’m sure you are feeling a little nervous about what to do as a parent. A recent study by NBC New and...

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Parents of teenagers - Don't make this mistake!

resiliency Mar 15, 2021
 

Parenting is hard... don't risk making a very common mistake that can have very serious consequences. Instead, focus on the three areas that will help your teen be ready to face life's...

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Teen Mental Health is Taking a Hit!

Uncategorized Mar 07, 2021

Teen mental heath is taking a hit!

According to Kristina Fiore at MedPageToday, looking at medical claims filed for teens, comparing 2020 to 2019, overdose was up 119%, Generalized Anxiety Disorder...

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Building resiliency in your family

resiliency Feb 21, 2021

Do you ever worry about your teen? Has your heart ever broken piece by piece watching them struggle with pain, illness, anxiety, depression, loss, or any other hurt? It’s awful to watch your...

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The Anxiety Beast

anxiety feelings Feb 01, 2021

Welcome to our basement!

Ever had some looming big home repairs? It's not quite as bad as the photo. But, we had a major leak in the cinder block in our basement about a year ago that flooded the...

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What to do with all these feelings!

I was in the grocery store a year or two ago in line behind a man in his 60’s I would guess. He was behind a mom and her 3 or 4-year old darling little girl with a head full of blonde...

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To Feel or Not Feel - that is the Question

When I was growing up, my dad showed few feelings – he was pretty much neutral with an occasional splash of anger, or even a less frequent bit of laughter. He was a serious, hard-working,...

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Gratitude

gratitude mindset Dec 17, 2020

Ever hear of Nick Vujicic? He is the man born without arms or legs who has helped write some of the youth curriculum I use with the John Maxwell Team. Nick once said, "Often people ask how I manage...

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