Five Ways to Connect With Tweens and Teens

Despite their increased desire for independence and privacy, tweens and teens need their parents support as much as ever. But how can parents stay connected between all of the eye rolls, closed doors and one word answers?

Four Surprising Things About Compassion

I’ve been inspired lately to learn about compassion. Not just compassion for our “tribe,” which comes pretty naturally, but for those not in our tribe. It’s not easy to find compassion for people that we don’t like, that we don’t agree with or that behave in difficult ways.

Introvert or Extrovert: Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s Nature

Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? What about your child? Knowing your natural tendencies and those of your family will help you better understand and support your loved ones.

Dear Parent, Your job is not to be perfect.

Okay, I have to admit that I’m writing this mostly for me. But I’m guessing that I’m not alone on this one.
As a recovering perfectionist, I find that often the hardest person for me to forgive is myself. Anyone else ever experience this?..

Validation – Key to Connecting with Your Kids

Validation means letting kids share their thoughts and feelings without judging or criticizing them. It means that you understand what your child feels is real to her. And it’ a powerful parenting too.

Four Skills that Strengthen Family Relationships (That are Typically Not Taught)

There’s scientific evidence that healthy relationships are foundational to a healthy life. This article shares four skills that support healthy relationships and help families thrive.