The Importance of Having Fun WITH Your Teen

In this midst of all of the worthwhile work you are doing together, it is crucial that you and your teen are also making space for the lighter things in life. In my work with parents, I use a three-pronged focus on self-care, communication, and child-centered action. Each of these elements deserves, in fact, depends on, joy… YOU and your teenager deserve to have fun and to play.

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Saying “I Need Help” is the Bravest Thing I Have Ever Done

Emotions and feelings that you’ve never experienced before can overwhelm you. That’s okay. Let them run their course. Feel your feels. But on the other side, there is always going to be a way to get the help you need.

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Do Your Best in Your Friendships: The Fourth Agreement

The fourth agreement is an invitation to keep going and keep growing. Each of the previous agreements requires significant awareness, effort, and unlearning of old patterns, and the fourth agreement, the commitment to doing our best, is the glue that helps us stick to these new beliefs.

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Using Love Languages to Connect with Your Teen

When asked, “How do you show your child or teen you love them?” parents say things like giving them hugs, making them breakfast, and using the words “I love you”. There isn’t a right or wrong answer. However,  an even more important question to ask is: How do you speak your child or teen ’s love language?  Keep reading to get easy-to-apply ideas!

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