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  • What is a Successful Teenager?

    Defining success is a tricky, especially when it comes to your teenager. If I asked you if your daughter or son was successful what would you say? Would your daughter say she is successful? These are uncomfortable questions for both you and your daughter. Here’s......

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  • “She Won’t Listen To Me?”

    It seems so simple. In your head it’s super clear. All you need her to do is clean her room. That’s not asking too much. It’s the least she can do. You are having guests over and you are cleaning the rest of the house,......

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  • Why We Need Space

    I am taking an online defensive driving course. I could say I am taking the course because I wanted to lower my car insurance, which is partially true. But the truth is, I was speeding and got a ticket. There you have it. The secret......

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  • Beyond Drama: Signs of Growth in Your Teen

    The sky was deep blue, no humidity, and the temperature was 60 degrees. I decided to take advantage of this beautiful day in Houston. Days like these are rare in Houston and I wasn’t going to miss it. (When was the last time you heard......

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  • When Your Daughter Doesn’t Appreciate You

    One of our core needs as moms is to feel appreciated. And when we don’t get the appreciation from our kids or even our partners day after day after day, it affects us deeply. We can lose our motivation, our energy, our worth, and definitely......

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  • My Daughter is So Negative! What Can I Do?

    If your daughter tends to be negative, don’t worry; you’re not the only one. Cheryl was taking my Power Your Parenting Program. On one of our calls she said, “Most of the drama happens because my daughter Abby is so negative.” I asked her to......

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  • What a Mother’s Heart Needs

    It’s all about the heart. This is what enabled me to see my daughter as an “An Amazing Treasure.” ‘A Mother’s Heart’ is not talked about in the parenting books. Most parenting books focus on giving you tools and techniques to get through the teenage......

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  • What’s Good About Teens?

    I love being around teenagers. They have an energy and joy that’s contagious. When you can get past the drama, you can see the teenager’s wonderful attributes and qualities, many of which we have lost as adults. Yes, teens can be emotionally reactive but they......

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  • Why is Timing so Important…Especially with a Teen?

    My daughter is so stubborn. She argues about everything She won’t listen to anything I say If I say one thing, she blows a gasket I’ll ask her about her day and all she says is fine. She’s so disrespectful. It’s like she’s in her......

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  • Top 3 Mistakes Mom’s Make: And How to Avoid Them

    Moms typically make the same mistakes. How do I know this? I am a mom and I’ve definitely done all three of these. I know that these mistakes created a whole new set of problems for me, and it didn’t serve my daughter in any......

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