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.
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.
This 6-Step Process gives you tools for communicating with your tween or teen on the days they come home upset and venting, and even on the days when they respond with silence.
No matter what you are going through this holiday season, and no matter where you fall on the spectrum of stress and ease, setting intentions can be a powerful practice. Join me in setting intentions for a peaceful, joyful, and loving holiday season!
Families are dynamic, ever-changing, and encompass a wide range of perspectives and preferences. Restorative Practices, a co-created system for family-community-building and conflict management, can be powerful, healing tools for appreciating family dynamics. Today, I share the “Family-Building Circle 101” with you!
Uh oh, did this title cause you to tense up a bit in your chest? Did your shoulders creep up towards your ears? And... did you have a strong desire to keep reading? You are not alone. Keep reading for 7 ways to talk to teenagers about boundaries and romantic relationships.
Friendship is complex, just like family relationships. There are many layers of needs, preferences, pressures, expectations, and ambiguities to navigate. I have 5 strategies for talking to teens about friendship. These drive meaningful dialogue and invite your teen to develop their sense of empowerment.
It serves everyone in the family system when we choose to focus on repairing harm, rather than defaulting to punishments.
What does the moment of "I can't" look like for you? Having a tough afternoon, day, or week, is normal; it’s a part of the human experience! It’s a normal part of being a parent and leading your family. It’s a normal part of being a teen and searching for your place in the world. Yet, our society has trained us to hide or ignore emotions. We are often taught to disconnect from our emotions, to disregard them, or to hide them. Being with our sensations in intentional, compassionate ways enables and empowers us to move towards healing and personal growth. Try these 3 Ways of Getting Out of an "I Can't" Belief.