The #1 Question Parents Ask Me

The #1 Question Parents Ask Me This past year was HARD! Almost harder than 2020 because our lives were supposed to go back to normal this year. ‘Just do this one more thing and we’ll be good’, they said. Or ‘after this, we can reopen’, they promised. 2021 was filled with false hope, moving targets […]

You Don’t Understand

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than offering sincere support to your teenager and getting your head bitten off. Apparently, the kindness you extended wasn’t what they were looking for and you’re not feeling motivated to try again. This seems simple, but it’s not. Sure, you were a teen so it’s not unfamiliar territory – the relationship […]

Your Teen Won’t Try If It’s Not Safe To Fail

I remember in high school the first time I brought home a report card with a B. It stood out like a neon light between all the A’s and screamed the words I’d been running from for years. “You’re not perfect. You’re a failure.” There’s no reward in normal. The years of pristine, unstained report […]

Tips to Un-Spoil your Teen this Christmas

When your teen hands you their extravagant Christmas list filled with expensive tech, you feel a wave of nausea at the financial reality, then react with laughter, criticism, or ridicule, wondering where they think your money tree grows. Not to mention your resentment because no matter what you buy them, they don’t seem to care […]

It’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t

TRIGGER WARNING – this may be unsettling as I share a recent loss and my experience with suicide. On November 17th I lost a friend. A man who seemed larger than life with a heart for serving others, spontaneous adventure and childlike play through sports and outdoor activities. He desperately wanted to be a reliable […]

Supporting Your Teen Through Mental Health Challenges

Is it the ‘in thing’ to have a therapist, panic attacks and an excuse to get out of exams? For heaven’s sake, toughen up. If your teen had been with you when you were young, they’d never survive! Bullying and name calling were leadership skills (on and off the school grounds) and no one was […]

Top 5 Apps and Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety in the dumpster fire of 2020

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7 Ways to Survive a Christmas Quarantine

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The Mental Health diagnosis – our journey with anxiety

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