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  • How Teens Push our Buttons

    Yes, teen girls can be drama queens, but moms 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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  • Why Won’t My Teen 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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  • I Need My 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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  • When Your Teen Doesn’t Appreciate You

    One of our core needs as moms is to feel appreciated. And when we don’t get 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 our......

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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 teen is so stubborn. He argues about everything She won’t listen to anything I say If I say one thing, he 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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  • My Teen is So Negative! What Can I Do?

    If your teen 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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  • Dial Down the Worry in 2024

    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......

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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….” This is very......

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  • How to Dial Down the Holiday Drama

    Recently a mom told me, “I’m so sick of hearing the song, It’s the most wonderful time of the year, everywhere I go.  Really . . . the most wonderful time of the year??? Here’s the deal. The holidays can be a huge setup for......

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