Author:Colleen

Are You Weary From 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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#018 Why Your Teen is Hard-Wired for Drama

Have you ever had a “What was she thinking moment?” If you have then you are going to want to listen to this podcast and see why her dramatic flair ups and disrespect aren't personal. This is the seventh episode in my Dial Down the Drama...

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#017 How to Like Your Daughter Again

How to Like Your Daughter Again comes from the sixth chapter in Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter. "Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with your teen?" "And what does that even look like?" This is the million dollar question....

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Space Cushions

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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How do I get her to listen to me?

Here's the hard part for moms. In your head it's super clear. You need her to 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, plus making dinner...

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How to Think about Your Daughter’s Mistakes

Your daughter is going to make mistakes. How do I know this? Teens are hard-wired to make mistakes. In other words because of where teens are developmentally they will make mistakes. How you think about your daughter's mistakes matters significantly. Whether you are able to see her missteps...

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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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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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Everything is a Power Struggle

Here's the hard part for moms. In your head it's super clear. You need her to 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, plus making dinner...

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