Do NOT Try to be Your Child’s Best Friend

Do NOT Try to be Your Child’s Best Friend

Fresh off the press, “PARENTS STRUGGLE WITH TRYING TO BE THEIR KID’S FRIEND”. If you have every seen the 2004 movie Mean Girls then you know Amy Poehler’s role as Mrs. George and yes, she is the “cool” mom. She has fake boobs, has no major rules on underage drinking...
How to Love Your Kids When They Are Tough to Love

How to Love Your Kids When They Are Tough to Love

Kids can be a pain in the ass sometimes.   Harsh words? Maybe. One thing is for sure though, those words are definitely filled to the brim with truth… harsh truth. This isn’t taking away from your unconditional love for them, it’s simply acknowledging that kids...
Inside the Eyes of My Teenage Daughter – Part II: From the Parent’s Perspective

Inside the Eyes of My Teenage Daughter – Part II: From the Parent’s Perspective

Part II: From the Parent’s Perspective In Part I, we met Emma, the brave high-school girl that traveled down the bumpy road towards self-acceptance. Through all of the anxiety, depression, and frustration of trying to understand “who she really is”, Emma found a way...
What You Must Know About Your Teenagers Brain

What You Must Know About Your Teenagers Brain

Nobody said that raising a teenager would be easy and some parents may even think they should be rewarded a medal once they survive it. Statements that are made about adolescence and teenage years such as, “Surviving it“, “Getting through it”, are the real area of...
How to Know When a Young Person Needs a Life Coach, Mentor, or Counselor

How to Know When a Young Person Needs a Life Coach, Mentor, or Counselor

Even a healthy and well-adjusted young person will have their fair share mood swings, moments of pushing back, impulsive decisions, and overall lapses in judgement. This is why parenting a young person consistently takes the top spot in The New York Times’ list of...