How to Have the Conversation you Crave by Using this Simple Approach with Your Teen

Do different opinions and priorities with your teenager lead to messy communication and endless power struggles? Whether your daughter is the engage-in-battle type or more reserved, the Back-Door Approach may help you create that authentic connection you crave. In our full-speed-ahead-world, it’s increasingly difficult to slow down long enough to get a pulse on what’s really going on in your relationship. Rather than taking the rapid-fire, nagging or lecturing approach

Fearful about the Middle School Transition? Help is here … Part One

Are you freaking out about your child’s transition into Middle School? It’s time to become familiar with the 3 Biggest Freak Out Factors and the corresponding Survival Guide so you and your student don’t get overwhelmed. In this three-part series, I’m addressing the 3 Biggest Freak Out Factors associated with making the transition into Middle School. The Fear Factor – Strike a Balance The Friend Drama – Navigate the Turbulence

Raising a Highly Sensitive Teenager? Try this Antidote Today!

Are you raising a highly sensitive teenager? You’ve got your work cut out for you because she’s growing up a world where: information overload is part of the landscape busy people are viewed as more productive stressed out people are perceived as having greater success It’s no wonder your daughter is exhausted. She’s processing an insurmountable amount of bewildering images and likely striving to exceed unrealistic social, emotional and academic

Wondering Where Your Sweet Little Girl Went? Solve the Mystery with these 5 Hints.

Is your teenage daughter’s lack of engagement causing feelings of loss and frustration? What feels more out of control … The lack of communication from your daughter? Or, the unsettling assumptions that creep into your mind when she won’t talk to you? If you’re attempting to push, pull or plea with to her to share a glimpse of her inner world – the one she seems to have securely under