Category Archives: connection

You may be destroying your teen’s self-confidence and not even know it.

“The way that parents influence their children most deeply, however, is by example.” Harville Hendrix Thursday, 8:21 a.m. Boulder, CO Good morning, As powerful as your words can be in influencing your teens behavior, how you act carries even more … Continue reading

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Having trouble with your teen? One-size-fits-all parenting style may be to blame

Although still developing, each child has a unique personality and way of relating to the world. The skillful and effective parent does not use a one-size-fits-all parenting style. He or she adjusts her parenting style to most effectively relate to each child. Continue reading

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Teen Success: It’s A Shell Game?

Every once in a while if you are paying attention you find something cool among all the noise and chatter of our daily lives. Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Teens Behavior in Just 13 Minutes a Day

I propose that if you spend 13 minutes of undivided attention once a day with your teenage child, then much, if not all, of your teen’s behavior problems will disappear. Continue reading

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Correct Unwanted Teen Behavior Through…

“When people learn to embrace achievement, they get hooked on it… When adults (and kids) see the power of self-direction and realize the benefits of mutual support, they tend to seek it out over and over again.” Seth Godin Correct … Continue reading

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New Year Reflections

The New Year provides a good opportunity to reflect on the past year and to set goals and make plans for the upcoming year. I started this blog just about eight months ago with the notion of providing parents with … Continue reading

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Out-of-Conrol Teen: Give the Gift of Self-Love

On of the greatest gifts that a parent can give to a child is the gift of SELF-LOVE. In a Thanksgiving Day Blog I wrote just a few weeks ago, I wrote of unconditional love and it’s importance to our … Continue reading

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15 Year Old Son Who is Starting to Spiral Out of Control…

Your son will accept discipline, but not punishment…. By strictly enforcing understandable rules you can teach that you mean what you say and that your son must take responsibility for his behavior. Continue reading

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How to Get All the Love You Need

“To achieve and maintain the relationships we need, we must stop choosing to coerce, force, compel, punish, reward, manipulate, boss, motivate, criticize, blame, complain, nag, badger, rank, rate, and withdraw. We must replace these destructive behaviors with choosing to care, … Continue reading

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Disruptive Teen Behavior – How to Connect With Your Teen in Three Easy Steps and Reduce Disruptive Behavior

If your teen is displaying disruptive behavior at home and at school, yelling, threatening, and grounding are not the answer. In this article I will show you how to reduce, and in some instances eliminate altogether, problem behavior in three … Continue reading

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