I so enjoyed this helpful article in the New York Times that I want to share it with you during this time of 2020 graduations and upcoming summers during the pandemic — and to add some ideas and support of my own that I’ve learned working with teens. 2020 graduates are not celebrating this huge […]
“Hey Judgment – I’m not choosing you anymore. You are not a priority in my life. You don’t get to take up space in my world. You don’t get to make my reality heavy anymore.” ~ Cory Michelle Self-judgments can block us from making good decisions, blind us from other possibilities and, in essence, stop […]
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 […]