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 […]
The phone had been silent for several days and Shannon began to worry. Silence usually meant something was going on that her daughter didn’t want her to know about. Silence meant whatever was happening was something that her daughter knew she wouldn’t approve of. Silence meant this chasm would widen, the earth would give way, […]
Melanie lay across the university lawn excited yet tentative. She couldn’t wait until finals were over…one more to go and she would be finished with the semester. Yet she wasn’t ready to leave the university. She loved the comradery of being with the other kids not to mention the independence of doing what she wanted […]
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 […]
Teens today seem to be having a difficult time handling disappointment. Maybe it is because they’ve always gotten a participation award for all the sports activities. Maybe it’s because as parents we have bent over backwards trying to make sure that our kids have everything they want or need. Maybe it’s because our kids don’t […]
“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.