Words matter. This post shares parent phrases to avoid and what to say instead to connect and foster well-being in kids and teens.
Tag Archives: Tweens (9-12)
Swag, Simp, Tea – Understanding The Latest Teen Slang
Slang is continually evolving, making it difficult for adults to keep up. Yet, slang offers a sneak peek into the everyday lives of teens.
What is Healthy Communication?
In simple terms, healthy communication happens when two people or a group have a discussion, and those involved feel heard and respected.
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.
5 Ways to Help Kids Manage Anxiety About Coronavirus
With the constant stream of negative news about coronavirus and so much uncertainty, many kids are feeling fear and anxiety right now. Here’s how parents can help.
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.