Taming the Beast in your Emotional Teen

Let’s face it, most of us have emotional outbursts from time to time.  Even if not openly for everyone to hear, at least internally where we tell ourselves that the person who has “hurt” us is in the wrong.  Hopefully we don’t go into this mode as often as our teens, but we do have these […]

What Can I Do About Bullying?

A common theme that seems to resonate in our groups who are doing the book With All Due Respect centers around the bullying that most teens and tweens experience at some point in their lives.  As moms we question how we can help our kids through the ordeal and most of us wonder if we should […]

3 Things to Consider with Rules and Consequences

Parents often ask me if I think a specific consequence is appropriate for a given situation with their kids.  They wonder if it is too harsh or too lenient or tied enough to the offense.  Inevitably the conversation transpires into the “rules” that have been established and why they are there. The question I typically ask is […]

Is Fear and Worry Keeping You From Connection With Your Kids?

  Maybe you are like most moms and tend to be a worrier.  I’ll admit that it is the same for me. As my kids were finishing up those last few months of their senior year of high school, my worry meter was on high alert.  While my kids were anticipating their new freedom–heading off […]

How Should I Handle Social Media With My Tweens?

Decisions for the things you Fear

A few weeks ago I got a text from a dear friend.  Her husband had posted a survey question on Facebook. Survey:  who has preteens on Facebook?  I’m not quick to give my son access, but I am curious as to others’ experiences. The minute it was posted, responses began coming in from parents who […]

Be Aware! The Dating Game is Changing

6 Steps to Countering the Culture with Your Teens

This week in USA Today a shocking story hit the press that will influence our teens.  Many Americans are well aware that sleeping together early in the dating relationship is almost a given for a lot of teens.  TV and movies portray this as normal behavior and it has influenced more than a generation.  As parents we might […]