Mom! I can’t pause the game!

You want your teen to connect with friends and collaborate in meaningful activities that build communication and team dynamics, but do they have to it from different homes while YELLING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS!! Wasn’t that the point of wearing a headset so you didn’t need to? PEW! PEW! PEW! The constant nagging […]

Are You Teaching Your Teen About Money

Like any loving parent, you want to give your child a good life, reasonable standard of living, and great experiences and memories to look back on. You work hard to provide that, aiming for equal or better than you had, making sacrifices along the way. That’s what a ‘good’ parent does. As a tween, your […]

The Year I Never Wanted For My Daughter

Before you skip past, thinking ‘oh, that’s not happening to my teen’ or ‘wow, that parent really needs some help’, read on. “As a child of the system, including adoption where I was worse off than where I started, I endured physical abuse, emotional manipulation, and sexual molestation. I worked hard to heal and grow, […]

Its Just Easier To Do It Myself

Having raised two sons, I know how frustrating and defeating it feels trying to get your teen to care and help out. Sometimes, it IS just easier (and faster) to do it yourself. However, continuing to enable your teen by overcompensating sets them and their future relationships up to fail. Whoa! That’s a little harsh! […]

When your teen doesn’t care about consequences

When your teen doesn’t care about consequences You’ve tried soft love, tough love, punishment, discipline, and consequences. Seriously, what’s left? It’s like trying to put a screaming toddler in a timeout after they go completely limp. You have no leverage. Your teen doesn’t care no matter what you do. You’ve watched the videos, read the […]

Why can’t you be more like (fill in the blank)?

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Because I Said So!

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