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[…]

It’s Your Job to Connect with Your Teen

  Our teen’s job, according to their developmental biology, is to separate from us. Teenagers are growing and learning and figuring out what is important to them and how they feel about their relationships and what they think about the world. Their values are becoming clearer and their self-image is solidifying. That’s a lot of Read more about It’s Your Job to Connect with Your Teen[…]

Difficult Teenage Behaviour is Largely Developmentally Appropriate

Overwhelmed by the challenge of raising a teenager? You’re not alone. When faced with a son who won’t talk or a daughter who is lying about drinking or teens that sext it might seem like crisis management is the new routine. Our houses may go from cozy spaces where we protected our little ones to Read more about Difficult Teenage Behaviour is Largely Developmentally Appropriate[…]