When your teen’s fear of failure stops them from trying

What if your teen willingly faced challenges even when things felt hard? “… my teen had a full-on meltdown after attempting challenging math homework that she is super behind and told me she will just give up and not even try. I tried the statements Aly taught me and left her alone… After dinner my […]

I’ll never be enough

If you think being a perfect parent feels hard, try being a teen. There’s a huge weight of measuring up that’s weighing them down even if you don’t see it on the outside. So many teens feel like they’re climbing an impossible mountain that’s imposed upon them and even if they try they never get […]

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 […]

You’re not wearing THAT!

This is a heated conversation and the only in my free parenting community on Facebook I’ve ever removed comments from or sent warnings to people about. Parents of young girls are struggling with this far more often trying to protect their teen, their humility,and our perception of what girls wear relative to what that says […]

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 […]

How do I set boundaries when my teen starts dating?

When you were your child’s world it was exhausting, but so much simpler. Then they made friends and it was scary, but easier to protect them. Now your teen is ready for dating and you are most DEFINITELY NOT! *imagination turns to panic*…. No, no, no, no! How do you keep them safe?! As a […]