Managing Burn Out While Parenting Your Cat

This piece originally appeared in the February 2018 ‘Simplify’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine.   Once upon a time you had a small child in your home. This child loved to be with you, missed you when you were gone, came running into your arms when you returned, and could play with you all day. Read more about Managing Burn Out While Parenting Your Cat[…]

Planning Ahead: Make the Most of Time With Your Teen

This piece originally appeared in the January 2018 ‘The New Year’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine.   A series of charts on the Internet (in an article called The Tail End) break down how much time there is within a hypothetical 90-year lifespan to spend on things that matter. The author of these charts, Tim Read more about Planning Ahead: Make the Most of Time With Your Teen[…]

Parenting ‘Out Of Control’ Teens

I have to agree with Dr. Laura Markham – “There is no such thing as a brat, only a child who is hurting.” ‘Out of control’ is an assessment or judgment that *we* are making. The teenager likely would not use that same phrase to describe themselves, their life, or their circumstances. Immediate first aid Read more about Parenting ‘Out Of Control’ Teens[…]