Let teens do nothing this summer

How To Let Your Teen Do Nothing This Summer

  Summer is rapidly approaching, and for some parents, the battle is just beginning. What's the struggle? Summer plans. Why is it a battle? Because you want your teen to do something this summer and s/he doesn't want to do anything. But what if...

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Savvy Parenting tips

6 Things Savvy Parents Understand

Many points of childhood are happy and innocent. But childhood is also confusing, and even more so in the teen years. None of us get through childhood OR parenthood unscathed. At some point, even if you do everything “right,”  it will be...

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10 Ways to Make Your Camper Confident

It’s Spring which means that before you know it, you’ll be at the bus stop sending your kid off to camp for the first time for what is sure to be the time of his or her life! She’s watched the welcome...

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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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