5 Ways to Get Teen Boys Talking

Communicating with teen boys is tricky. Somewhere in adolescence, they may retreat from you and you lose access to their inner world. You struggle to understand their grunts in reply to simple questions, or they tell you to "Chill." Or, in the...

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Tame the Teen

6 Lessons From the College Admission Scandal

Competitive parenting is a relatively new sport where all players seem to lose something. Kids lose their childhoods and parents lose their perspective. This recent college-admission scandal is an extreme example of modern parenting.  Even if we aren't morally or financially suited...

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Is Screen Addiction This Generation’s Vietnam?

I want to talk about a problem that a lot of parents have.  In a recent workshop, it took about 2 minutes for a group of strangers to find common ground: Screen addiction, specifically video games, that are ruining their sons. As...

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Coaching Today's Teen and Bridging the Generation Gap

Coaching Today’s Teen & Bridging the Generation Gap

After the marches this weekend, I heard a lot of people comment about how impressed they are with the poise of today's teens. Today's teen is articulate, passionate and unafraid to speak out. As a generation, Generation Z shows a lot of promising traits. When...

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What is a parent coach and do I need one?

What is a parent coach and do I need one?

For those of you unfamiliar with coaching, here's a broad definition: A coach helps you clarify your needs and desires and also identifies your obstacles and challenges to meeting those needs. A coach partners with you to help you get out of...

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Reconnect With And Like Your Teen Again

Reconnect With And Like Your Teen Again

There is a difference between loving and liking your teen. You know it's time to reconnect when you know you love your kid, but you don't really like him. I recently met a mom at one of my workshops. She is having a...

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