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  • Why No Exercise = More Teen Drama

    There are physiological reasons why exercise decreases drama. I know when I exercise consistently I am more patient and pleasant to be around. The same is true for your teenager. Consistent exercise, especially cardio, decreases stress and therefore will decrease drama. The Problem is current......

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  • The Six Ways Moms Escalate Drama

    Yes, teen girls can be drama queens, but mom’s can be drama mamas. “How? Our disrespectful, moody, entitled and defiant daughters can push our buttons. And what happens when they push our buttons? We get angry and frustrated very quickly. We fire words right back......

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  • Getting Mom and Dad on the Same Page

    Are you and dad on the same page concerning your daughter? Do you back each other up? Are you a united front? Do you have each other’s back? …or do you feel he’s fighting against you? Do you feel criticized, blamed, and misunderstood? Do you......

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  • How to Decrease Stress in Your Family

    I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this in my private practice. Why is it, that families (and couples) who fight all the time at home, can enjoy each other on vacations? The answer is STRESS. The Conspiracy of Stress When you......

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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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