Behavior Correction + Consequences to Raise Compliant Teens

What if… … your teen took responsibility and made better choices after one conversation. “Just practiced using a script with my teen who stayed at his friend’s without permission…. He eventually apologized and I was able to leave the issue and not lose my temper and feel outraged. Felt good!” – Belinda But how is […]

He’s HOME!!

Sending my son hundreds of miles away to university was HARD! Like leaving part of my heart there as I snot cried on the way home. So of course, when he came home for the summer, I cried tears of joy while hugging and kissing him at the airport (thankfully he doesn’t mind and just […]

When Teens Push Back: How to Set Boundaries Your Teen Will Actually Follow

This is one of the most frustrating things for parents who are truly trying to use healthy relationship tools to guide and direct their teenager yet end up feeling more frustrating and seeing little to no change. It’s okay to feel at a loss about this! I admire and respect your courage for wanting to […]

How to be a fun mom

Do you ever wish you had Dr. Phil in your head when you were parenting so you knew exactly what and how to say the right things in his firm but kind way, so it got through to your teen and they took you seriously, then actually changed their behaviour? But instead, you sound wishy […]

My teenager hates me

If your teen is annoyed no matter how hard you try, read this! It’s hard to take. Your teen’s words don’t just hurt, they cut you to your core. You’re willing to give them a little leeway but it also pulls at your parenting instincts to know they’re hurting, especially when there’s likely something you […]

The secret to taming your teen’s rude, back talk

Has puberty stolen your sweet child and exchanged them for a rude, back talking and defiant stranger? I mean, since when is that ok?! You’re not alone. Caring parents share this concern with me every day. I know you just want some easy, open conversations like your friendly child used to have with you. The […]

When your teen isn’t living up to their potential

Your teen needs you to read this… every word. I was fortunate to be the ‘smart kid’ in school and in Grade 1 I was asked to skip ahead. My parents decided against that to keep me with peers my own age (my dad skipped 3 grades and it has pros and cons). Instead, I […]

6 Things your teen wants (and needs) from you

You know the teen years are fraught with insecurity and uncertainty so you’re consciously giving your teen space while staying positive and kind. Maybe you’re even bending over backwards to love on them without coddling, but it’s like you’re on two different wave lengths and they don’t see or feel your efforts, or they don’t […]

7 tips to finding your teen the right therapist

You know your teen needs help. Maybe they’ve even agreed to get help. So how do you find the right therapist and how do you know if it’s working? These are important and valuable questions to be asking so you and your teen get the most out of a professional support experience. 1) Forcing or […]

How did you do you on your test today?

Did you ask your teen about school or assignments today? I know you want your teen to have every opportunity to pursue their passions and dreams which means supporting them to fulfill their amazing potential. So it makes sense to have daily check-ins about attendance, homework and assignments, right? Who is this really about? Your […]