Author:Colleen

#202 Parenting with Sanity and Joy: Interview with Sue Groner

What can parents do to raise confident and resilient teens? How do you reduce sibling rivalry? How can you stop being the homework/screentime/food/sleep warden? To address these issues I have invited Sue G. Groner to be our guest. As the founder of The Parenting Mentor, a multifaceted platform for parents...

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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 can...

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#200 Mothering from a Wholehearted Foundation

WOO HOO this is my 200th episode! Because of YOU my amazing listeners is the reason that there are 200 episodes. I so love and appreciate you! What does mothering from a wholehearted foundation look like? You still do the hard part of parenting. You still monitor your...

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How to Dial Down the Worry

What do you worry about? If you haven't worried about anything this past week, then don't read this article. But I'm guessing you have. :) Even the most enlightened and spiritual will find themselves in a state of worry. We worry about different things. We worry about...

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#198 What I Won’t Tolerate in 2023

Today we are going to explore tolerations, messes, and irritations. You know the things that annoy you on a daily basis and steal your I feel good energy. If I ask you the question what are you tolerating? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe...

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All I Want For Christmas Is ___________.

Lights are twinkling in our neighborhoods and holiday music is playing everywhere. The holiday season is here. I was reminded of one of my favorite Christmas songs when I was little, "All I want for my Christmas is my two front teeth...

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Are You Having Fun?

It's that time of year again. You pull out the Christmas and holiday decorations. You start planning and coordinating with your family about the holidays. They decide Christmas or Hanukkah should be at your house this year. You make sure that your yard and your...

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Perspective: When Parenting Teens

I was talking to Chelsea a 15-year-old girl a few days ago. She's gorgeous and tall, yet she looked small sitting on my office couch. I asked her what was going on. She looked out the window and said, "Everyone hates me at school. I am...

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