My teenager left home and won’t come back

I acknowledge the level of heartbreak, despair, fear, and frustration you may be feeling. All your feelings are normal and ok, although challenging and uncomfortable. There’s no quick fix for this HARD situation. However, I can offer a few tools and strategies to help you start moving forward.

How long should I ground my teenager?

“That’s it, you’re grounded!” An all too familiar phrase, right? Your teen has crossed the line AGAIN, and you think you’re going to lose your mind. Before you can stop, you find yourself saying the same words you grew up hearing. But it wouldn’t be complete without adding, “Go to your room and don’t come […]

How to raise an extrovert

Click here for a FREE assessment that you and your teen can take and compare notes on your results. Understanding your teen and their personality on a deeper level can remove judgement and create more understanding and compassion in your relationship. Here’s an overview of how extroverts operate and the best ways to support them […]

My teenager is giving me the silent treatment

It’s frustrating, even infuriating, when your teen refuses to talk to you. Whether it’s a temporary power move or your teen choosing to go no-contact, disconnection from your child can feel like cutting your heart out and putting it through a blender. Your feelings are real and valid. You’re allowed to feel the sadness, the […]

My Teenager Won’t Stop Lying

Your teenager keeps lying, and no matter what discipline or consequences you try, they refuse to fess up. After everything you’ve done for your teen—everything you’ve sacrificed—this is how they treat you? Here’s some insight and strategies to help you approach this very hurtful and difficult situation in a way that strengthens your relationship rather […]

Teenagers and Free Time

You watch them laying in their rooms, playing video games, or watching TV, yet when it comes to chores and homework, they swear they didn’t have time. As a parent coach, I regularly hear from parents who are frustrated with how their teenager spends (or doesn’t), their free time.  Your blood starts to boil and […]

4 Tips to Lower Anxiety

4 tips to lower anxiety

Your teen is trying yet they’re already feeling anxious, and your stress level is rising remembering how hard last year was, and maybe the year before too. The arguing, yelling, nagging, reminding – trying to understand why your teen isn’t completing their homework, handing in assignments, or refusing to attend classes. Is it really that […]

My Teen is Out of Control

You’ve tried everything, yet it feels like your teenager is spiraling out of control. You have no idea what your next move is, and you’re scared.  In my decades as a parent coach and relationship expert, I’ve heard this countless times from mental health to substance use, school refusal and more. Below are three stories […]

12 Tips for Back to School Success

12 Tips for Back to School Success blog

The stress, anxiety and overwhelm teens experience from struggling to understand the content, feeling terrified of, or hating a teacher, the social anxiety and managing relationships, and the weight of expectations to perform and achieve to feel like enough or valuable is too much. So why bother? For parents it’s the nagging to wake your […]

How To Build Trust With Your Teenage

Trust is earned!

Did you grow up hearing, “trust is earned”? How about “trust is a two-way street”? On the surface, these statements seem pretty harmless, right?  Yet, if you drill down a bit, these phrases contradict one another. Telling your teenager they need to “earn” your trust before they can receive yours in return, sounds like a […]