Three Ways Kids Can Rock Relationships

Three Ways Kids Can Rock Relationships

If you like it, please share it 🙂 This is the third in a series of six posts exploring the strengths that make kids intelligent, courageous, good with other people, involved in their communities and connected with something larger than themselves. The purpose of the...
Three Ways to NOT Fix What Your Teen is Struggling With

Three Ways to NOT Fix What Your Teen is Struggling With

If you like it, please share it 🙂   My husband used to be hard-wired to be a fixer. There were times I just wanted a listening ear, a hug, an “Ag, shame” – the phrase South Africans say that means, “Oh honey, I’m so sorry to hear that.” Listen here:   So imagine my...
What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say to Your Teens About Tragedy

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say to Your Teens About Tragedy

If you like it, please share it 🙂 I am not a professional expert on this but do have experience talking to and trying to soothe my own kids after violent events. Fortunately my son was too young to remember the Columbine shootings when we were living in Littleton,...
Six Ways to Inspire Your Creative Teen

Six Ways to Inspire Your Creative Teen

If you like it, please share it 🙂 I was so fired up after reading Dan Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind, in 2010, that the day after I finished it I made an appointment to tell the headmaster of my son’s school about it. I loved the way it described not just the potential...
Four Steps To Help Your Teens Be Happier

Four Steps To Help Your Teens Be Happier

If you like it, please share it 🙂   If your child is feeling insecure and unhappy, one of the most helpful things you can do is introduce them to their inner strengths and teach them how to use them. In schools around the world where this has been taught to students,...
Six Ways to Help Your Kids Conquer Back-to-School Nerves

Six Ways to Help Your Kids Conquer Back-to-School Nerves

If you like it, please share it 🙂 From the beginning of seventh grade until halfway into my first year of high school, I dreaded going to school. Some days, I’d get the same physical symptoms as if I were being chased by a lion: racing heart, surging adrenaline,...