Why Emotions Rule Behavior For Many Teens

Why Emotions Rule Behavior For Many Teens

One of the hardest parts of raising teens is the flood of emotions that teens experience. If you are a parent, this means navigating unpredictable moods which feels like you're walking on eggshells. When a seemingly innocent, "How are you?" is met...

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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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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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My teen makes my blood boil. What should I do?

Recently, a parent explained that her son has what seems like an inexhaustible desire to fight. To prove a point. To make them see how they are right. I've heard this many times and though it feels terrible, this behavior can be...

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An Easy Way To Get Along With Your Tween or Teen

Unlike the early parenting years full of gear and books about sleep training, the teen years can feel crazy. You want to get along, but it's a challenge. Overnight, kids go from being extensions of us into the muddy waters of figuring...

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