Listening to Your Teen’s Big Feelings

Do you ever get stuck wondering what to do when your teenager behaves pleasantly, respectfully, or gratefully? Of course not. You enjoy their presence, engage in easy banter or a fun activity, and tell yourself what a great kid you have/what a great parent you are. What about when your teen acts upset, angry, or Read more about Listening to Your Teen’s Big Feelings[…]

Negotiating With A Teen About Money

  This one is a story about a single mom I coached through a conflict with her son. We will call the mom Joan and the teenager Jeff. Joan bought herself and 17-year-old Jeff both golf club memberships last autumn during the early bird sale. This is something Joan has been doing for years, and Read more about Negotiating With A Teen About Money[…]

Building Support for Yourself as a Parent

Screw the village You know how it takes a village to raise a child? Screw it. That bar is too high. Instead, decide to cultivate two really close friends. They don’t have to be parents themselves but they do need to be interested in your parenting life and open to hearing about your relationship with Read more about Building Support for Yourself as a Parent[…]