As humans, we all have a desire to belong and to be significant. Positive Discipline teaches that every behavior a child or teen exhibits is an attempt to confirm that they belong and are significant. Today, we focus on how YOU, as a parent or caregiver, can use this concept as a foundation for intentional living.
As the parent of a teen, it can be truly powerful to practice self-encouragement. This involves practicing self-compassion, acknowledging that you cannot control your teen, and giving attention to “successes.” Keep reading for a daily self-encouragement practice.
As parents, caregivers, and supporters, it’s important to set limits in order to protect our energy and time. Boundaries support us in living with intention and getting our needs met. Furthermore, each one of us has the powerful responsibility to determine our boundaries and to create a life that reflects these values.
As a Life Coach for Teens and Parents and an educator of 10 years, I relish in opportunities to lead and facilitate in community settings. Workshops and speaking engagements, in particular, are a special way that I share my passions and wealth of knowledge with larger groups. I love collaborating with parents, educators, and community organizations to create event and workshop that bring each attendee into deeper connection.
Movement, or shifting the energy in the physical body, can be an excellent way to get "unstuck" when you or your teen are facing big emotions. Keep reading 30 Ways to Move Through "Stuck" Emotional mindfully!
Two words that I hear often from my clients are "I'm anxious." I’ve written before on Talking to Teenagers About Mental Health, and because this topic is worthy of occupying space and needs to be destigmatized, I'm revisiting it. Keep reading for 35 Healing Tools for Times of Anxiety and Depression.
I’m excited to share a three-step process for exploring big emotions, “shoulds,” and limiting beliefs and invite you to use writing and drawing to work through this practice. This work of personal development and self-expression is a necessary form of self-care for you as a parent or caregiver (and for your rapidly developing teens).
Today’s blog is experiential, an opportunity to be mindful and observant. The tools I share today come from a meditation I use in my personal life, as well as with my clients. “Loving Your Teenage Self” is a practice I teach parents; it’s a pathway into self-care, as well as connection with your children and teens.
We are never too young to learn and implement self-care. In fact, the rapidly changing teenage brain can gain stability and become more resilient through self-care practices. The lives of teens can be drastically transformed, supported, and affirmed through self-care tools.
Today, I’m offering my personal meditation on 2017, an account of navigating (and thriving in) the world as a highly sensitive, empathic, and introverted person. My personal practice is very similar to (and, in fact, informs) the ways I teach and coach, especially when I have the opportunity to serve teens or parents with needs similar to mine.