The day I went on strike (and how you can to)

I love my kids…until I didn’t because I felt so disrespected, taken for granted, and unappreciated. I felt resentful with a touch of rage. I didn’t want to be around them anymore and that broke my heart. I did more of what I knew because I didn’t know how to turn things around. I tried […]

How to protect your teen from ‘bad influences’

Where does one buy enough bubble wrap for a 5’10” teen? Teenage brains are wired for risk taking. They lack emotional regulation, impulse control, and therefore some of the critical thinking to understand impact and consequences. That’s a normal part of adolescent brain development that DOES NOT mean they lack intelligence! In fact, the teen […]

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 ⬇️ KNOWING THE FACTS IS THE BEST DEFENSE!

Navigating Teenage Substance Use

Do you remember seeing this ad on every channel all day? I’m guessing your teenager hasn’t seen that. You’ve done everything you can to steer them clear of substance use so when you find out it’s happening it can feel devastating and scary. Teens are now growing up where vapes are easily accessible and more […]

I just caught my teen (fill in the blank)

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 is on the line. Maybe […]

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

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 the law so your teen understands this isn’t a joke or dress rehearsal. You’ve limited […]

6 Tips to Survive Your Summer Vacation with Your Teen

Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same enthusiasm as you do. Your teen is grumpy because they’d rather do nothing, hang out with friends and be on their phones/gaming all night and this family vacation is cramping their summer style. You literally just want to smack them upside the head because of their selfish, negative attitude […]