teens Tag

#119 Appreciating Dad

What did you appreciate about your dad when you were in high school? The reason I ask you this question is to give you perspective on how dads impact our teens by looking at how your dad impacted you in high school. Its sometimes hard to...

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#117 Should You Trust Your Teen?

Should you trust your teen? [caption id="attachment_5575" align="alignright" width="300"] I don't know what to do![/caption] Has your teen ever said to you, Why don’t you trust me? I’ve seen so many moms come into my practice reeling from that question. Why would moms be so bothered by that...

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#116 “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”

Have you ever picked your teen up after school and said, "How's your day?" and they tell you. "fine." Then [caption id="attachment_5571" align="alignright" width="300"] Mother Worried About Unhappy Teenage Daughter[/caption] when you ask him another questions they tell you, "I don’t want to talk about it." I already...

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How to Get My Teen to Exercise

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 trends...

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#087 The Empathy Advantage

  Today we are going to talk about all things empathy. Why should you care about empathy? In this episode we answer this question. Empathy is on the decline in our culture and we will look at why. How does social media and out digital world impact...

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#078 “MOM, Why Don’t You Trust Me!”

Has your teen ever said to you, "Why don't you trust me?" My guess is they have. This usually happens when you’ve questioned what your teen said, or you’ve said no to something he/she really wanted to do. When a teen says, "You don't trust me,"...

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#073 Stand Up To Sexting

How do you safeguard your teens from Sexting? To answer this question I interview two experts. Heather Boynton who is a mother of four (three who are currently teens) and is a professor of Child Development at Clovis Community College where she teaches a variety of...

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#071 Teens Need Novelty and So Do Parents

What is novelty? Anything that’s new, different, or unusual that gets our attention. Novelty happens naturally for our teens during a normal year with school activities, programs, dances and musicals, soccer games, graduation dances, parties and interacting with hundreds of teens in a day. Also...

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#54 What Do You Expect?

This episode focuses on expectations and parenting. To be human is to have expectations. Our expectations can help us feel hopeful. They can help us get through hard times and transitions. But they can also cause parents a lot of pain and be the impetus...

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#053 Gratitude: Are You Feeling It?

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="alignright" width="849"] Mother and daughter in a affectionate pose outdoors.[/caption] This episode is about, Gratitude: Are You Feeling It? Even though Thanksgiving is just a few days away, this podcast is about (way) more than just Thanksgiving, this info is relevant 365 days a...

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