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,...
A Much Better Way to Read Report Cards

A Much Better Way to Read Report Cards

If you like it, please share it 🙂Do you remember that awful feeling of bringing home a report card that had a disappointing grade on it? The dread of having your parents focus right in on that grade and asking, “So what happened in ___________?” And then...
Mommy See, Mommy Do

Mommy See, Mommy Do

If you like it, please share it 🙂I taught my daughter to be insecure and perfectionistic and to care a lot about what other people think of her. I didn’t intend to teach her these things, of course, any more than my mother intended to teach them to me. Sadly, we...