Planning Ahead: Make the Most of Time With Your Teen

This piece originally appeared in the January 2018 edition 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 Urban, was floored 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[…]

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[…]