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Tag Archives: Teens (13+)
The Gift of Deep Listening
Deep listening is an essential but increasingly rare skill these days. Yet, it is key to fostering meaningful, supportive relationships.
Yes, Sexting Happens in Middle School. How to Talk to Your Kids About It
Sexting is defined as the action of sending sexually explicit photos, videos or messages via mobile phone or the internet. Middle school counselors and teachers are concerned about the behavior as it is becoming increasingly common.
Three Magic Phrases To Connect With Your Kids
Over the years, these simple phrases have helped me validate my kids’ experiences, stay engaged in their lives, and instill confidence. Do you have a phrase that works like magic in your family?
8 Tips to Support Distance Learning Success
With parents balancing work and their kids’ home learning needs, it’s not surprising that many families are struggling to find their school groove.
Back-to-School: 3 Ways to Support Kids
How can parents best support their kids as they head back-to-school? Here are three ways to help kids navigate the bumps in the road.
3 Steps to Navigate Family Conflict More Peacefully
Family conflict and arguments are inevitable. Differing needs and expectations create friction. These three steps will transform arguments in your home.
Nurturing Confidence in Girls – A Letter to My Daughter
Between the ages of 8 to 14, confidence levels in girls drop by 30%. I’m trying to gently reignite confidence, one loving reminder at a time.
Parents: Are Your Kids Having More Emotional Outbursts at Home?
Do emotional outbursts in your family tend to follow a certain pattern? Often in relationships, we get into a habit of reacting a certain way, even if it doesn’t work well. Strong emotions can be overwhelming for kids and parents…
The Power of Appreciation (The Surprising Effect of My Valentine’s Texts)
This year, I decided to do something different for Valentine’s Day. Instead of the usual box of chocolates or small gifts for my daughters (ages 11 and 13) and husband, I sent them each a daily text for the two weeks leading up to February 14…