Picture this scene: Mom and dad are out of town for a week. In their absence, a good friend is watching their house and their two teenagers kids. Things go smoothly Friday and Saturday night. However, the tides turn! While everyone nestles into bed Sunday evening, 16 year old James is on the phone with … Continue reading Is My Teen’s Behavior Too Risky?
How would you complete the sentence, "Parenthood is......"? http://www.hulu.com/watch/130059/parenthood-parenthood-is?c=0:165 It is pretty amazing, isn't it? Becoming a parent immediately changes you. From that moment forward, you put your child's needs ahead of your own. Parenting is one of the few things that can make you strive to be the best person you can be. Sometimes, it … Continue reading The Practice of “Still Lake” in Parenting Your Teen
I have heard a lot of parents say, "Being a parent has taught me how to be a better person." Why is it that our children are often the ones that push us to grow as individuals? What does it look like, to be a better person? Parents tell me that they became a better … Continue reading Your Teen Was Born Vulnerable & Imperfect
As parents, we know our teens are going to make mistakes. Sometimes these are small mistakes, and other times they are pretty big mistakes....mistakes that fill our souls with fear for our teen. What comes of these mistakes can vary, but one thing is for sure...eventually there are consequences for their actions. Consequences can take … Continue reading What are the Consequences & What Happens If They Don’t Work?