Secrets You AND Your Teen Need Before Heading to University

Honestly, that feels hard to write as the days count down and the reality sinks in. I can feel the tears in my throat. My emotional mom brain is wondering how my 5lb ginger baby who loved to snuggle got to be 6ft tall and heading to university? The rational part is like, “Um, we’ve […]

12 Tips for Back to School Success

What if you had simple tips you AND your teen could use to lower stress and frustration and build trust, respect and confidence? Watch the full video below ⬇️ Back to school also means more time with peer groups and access or exposure to substance use including vaping and marijuana. This isn’t just for ‘bad parents’ or […]

Navigating Teenage Substance Use

This is new territory for our generation of parents. You might have had access to some things as a teen and even tried a few, but it was on the down low and away from your parents. Do you remember seeing this ad on every channel all day?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOnENVylxPI I’m guessing your teenager hasn’t seen that. […]

I just caught my teen (fill in the blank)

This is a tough one. You just caught your teen in a less than desirable situation. There’s a moment of shock and disbelief that takes your breath away. It’s painful, with a side of rage inducing anger. It doesn’t matter what ‘it’ was. The emotional process is the same and your relationship with your teen […]

Teens + Social Media + The Internet ?

Just because you didn’t grow up with it doesn’t make it wrong. Your fear, however well founded, is not your teenager’s fault. Let’s not forget which generation invented the smartphone and many of the ‘evil’ apps your teens likes to spend their day on, all of which were designed to be addictive! Teenagers are being […]

My Teen Is Up All Night and Sleeps All Day ?

However, the thought of 8 weeks of nagging your teen to get up and out of their room, off their phones/gaming, complete chores, be productive and stay out of trouble sucks the fun out of summer before you’ve even said hello to your favorite shorts and flip flops. Every summer it’s the same. In fact, […]

10 Strategies for Conquering Summer School

As if this past school year wasn’t enough, now you’re dealing with summer school. UGH! In spite of your best efforts to get your teen up, completing and handing in assignments, they failed a course (or two). It’s like they got lazy, gave up and stopped trying. This WILL NOT happen again! You’ve laid down […]

6 Tips to Survive Your Summer Vacation with Your Teen

You’ve worked hard for this vacation and are so looking forward to some time away from the stress and monotony of your regular routine. Especially after more than a year of many and ever-changing pandemic restrictions. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same enthusiasm as you do. Your teen is grumpy because they’d rather do nothing, […]

I’ve Never Felt So Alone

Over and over I heard from parents in last week’s LIVE Challenge – 5 Days to a Better Relationship with Your Teen how alone they felt, not sharing their greatest challenges with anyone. Parenting isn’t meant to be a solo journey, yet it can be one of the most isolating experiences in our adult life. […]

Failure to Launch

Is your teen failing to launch? All your teen does is hide in their room on their phones, listen to music, or play video games day, after day, after day. You’re worried if you don’t interrupt their GPS before it hits the destination, they’re going to live in a van down by the river or […]