Parenting Teens With Influence or Control

I didn’t think it was possible, but the other day my daughter looked at herself in the mirror and texted her friends for exactly two hours! We were on a road trip, driving home from a weekend stay at the cabin. The weather was nice as we cruised home with windows cracked and music on. … Continue reading

Understanding & Motivating the Middle School Student

Picture this dialogue…. Daughter: “Mom, I can’t go to school today!” (Stomping down the stairs) Mom:  Hugging her, mom says, “Why? Are you feeling ok?” Daughter: “Are you kidding? Look at my hair….I can’t go to school looking like this! Can you imagine what my friends will think when I walk in looking like this!” … Continue reading