My son didn’t make the team, and I was DEVASTATED!

Last week I shared about our son, Thomas, deciding to quit so close to finishing his Junior Black Belt and how much my husband and I struggled with that. This week’s story is also about Thomas, but this time, a Coach tried to end his sporting career 😤. If you want to come face to face […]

You can’t quit! It will ruin your life!

Not to mention the money you’ve already paid and there’s no refunds. If they quit before they reach (fill in the blank) it will look terrible on their resume and ruin their chances at a great career. Is that story actually true? What college or career are they aiming for (or maybe you’re aiming for […]

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 ⬇️ Back to school also means more time with peer groups and access or exposure to substance use including vaping and marijuana. This isn’t just for ‘bad parents’ or […]

10 Strategies for Conquering Summer School

As if this past school year wasn’t enough, now you’re dealing with summer school. UGH! 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 […]