Several years ago, as a Human Resource Manager for a large engineering firm, one of my jobs was to interview employees who decided to leave the company. At the time, I was pregnant with my first, so I didn’t fully grasp the concept of total commitment to parenting. As this employee told me that she […]
As social distancing orders continue and the frustration of homeschooling permeates our homes, I’ve witnessed the effects on several coaching clients. The boredom from not enough stimulation and loss of friend interactions that our teens are having to endure has gotten stale. Our kids are whining more, asking to go out with friends, even if […]
If you have tweens and teens, at one time or another you’ve probably seen that warlike seething that sometimes seems to explode even when asked to do what you think is a simple request. Or maybe you see it in your spouse and don’t quite understand it. How do you respond when you ask someone to […]
When our kids are little it is easy to laugh at the cute things they say and do. Even during those early years of school we watch with excitement as they encounter new experiences and are filled with wonder. And then as our kids become tweens and teens the climate in most homes changes. Instead […]
“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in that “tired of parenting” space. Homework that even I don’t understand, or an attitude that makes me want to do something that I would most definitely regret, or undone chores, or a bedroom that needs to be condemned can drive any parent to a place […]