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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The Shame of Being a Hairy Girl

When I was an adolescent, one of my vocabulary words was "hirsute," which is a sophisticated word for hairy. I was a fuzzy kid, and I remember being mortified when the teacher asked for someone to use the word in a sentence....

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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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Confessions of a Stay Home Mom: I Miss My Self

 Notes From a Stay Home Mom I am fortunate to be a mostly stay home mom and work part-time. But my transition to motherhood was bumpy.  Early on I was excited about motherhood and also sad about what it meant for my own identity.  Though...

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