The brilliant ADHD brain can make writing that essay very difficult. Tip: When your teen has difficulty with writing, ask them questions to give them a structure of what to write about. For example, what are 3 points you want to make about this topic (fill in the blank). You may get a lot of […]
A short video on the connection between creativity and happiness to greater teen productivity. If you are a parent of a middle schooler or high schooler, I invite you to join my private Facebook community of parents at: https://bit.ly/2Rq8LpW
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 […]