Are you and your teen in a vicious cycle of arguing or bargaining about the rules you have established for your teen? Reclaim your authority and earn more respect. The first step is to re-evaluate your rules and determine what is unacceptable versus what is tolerable.
“In order to have confidence and compassion for ourselves and others, we must develop the resilience and courage to deal effectively with the ordinary difficulties of life.” (Psychology Today, Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath, September 16, 2011). Confidence is the belief that you are competent in your abilities in a particular situation or a specific task. Confidence […]
The college application process has changed for 50 colleges and the list will be growing! Finally, the admission process is more in alignment with learning and the mental health of high school students. The pressure to be accepted into a college or university is tremendous for many teens. This pressure has led many high school […]
The first step to solving most problems is to identify and separate the emotion so that we can clearly focus on a resolution. If we can recognize how we feel in response to a situation, then we are more aware of choosing how we want to respond to the situation. For instance, you may feel […]
Believe in Yourself! One of my favorite quotes is by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t —- you’re right” If you believe you can accomplish a goal, then you will take action. If you believe you can’t accomplish a goal, then you make excuses to justify that perspective. So, […]
Julie was Dean of Freshman at Stanford University and she noticed a growing trend over recent years. Many students were struggling with depression and anxiety about school and life because these young adults’ sense of independence hadn’t been cultivated. She is a dynamic speaker and understands the pressure of students and parents wanting their teens to […]
SUCCESS One Quote That Will Motivate Your Teen “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not […]
Kimberly Schehrer Solutions Consultant for Teen’s Struggling in School to Optimize Overall Success and Accelerate Academic Performance This article concerns the teen’s brain regarding addiction and impulsive behaviors. The frontal cortex of the brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. One reason many teen’s have challenges with executive functioning skills which include […]