Behind feelings of stress, overwhelm and ‘not-enoughness’ there is often a mean teen – this is your teenager’s critical inner voice. And from this voice come critical words and harsh judgements. This is the voice of Self Criticism. What exactly is Self Criticism? Self criticism is that voice inside that speaks to you critically. It […]

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

January 28, 2024

How to Turn Your Teen’s Self-Criticism into Self-Compassion

All too often teenagers tell me they just CAN’T talk to their parents. And when it comes to communication, one of the most important messages to my teen clients is just how critical it is to maintain communication with their parents. This can be a touchy topic. Developmentally, teens are in the phase of life […]

Cultivating Teen Happiness

January 24, 2024

The Art of Listening…to Your Teenager

Your teen is simply overloaded and has taken on too much to balance. And they are not willing to give anything up. What now?  How do we support our teens to help them loosen the grip? It’s quite a tight ‘death-grip’ they have on all of their challenging classes, extracurriculars, commitments and to-do’s. They are […]

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

January 14, 2024

How to support your overwhelmed teen when they simply have too much on their plate

When the New Year approaches or a new beginning arrives, there is often a buzz in the air of excitement and high energy. This particularly happens at the start of the New Year or the start of a new school year, a new semester, the beginning of a sports season or the beginning of college. […]

Cultivating Teen Happiness

January 6, 2024

A fresh, self-loving approach to New Beginnings

Wishing your teen had more of a ‘glass half full’ attitude? This is a common concern I hear from parents. I’ve got some suggestions for you… For starters, the teen years are tumultuous. Layer on an unexpected disappointment or unfavorable outcome that happens to be near and dear and you have just created the perfect […]

Cultivating Teen Happiness

December 31, 2023

How to help your teen establish a “Glass Half Full” attitude

What your teenager needs is a dose of their own ‘unique medicine’. And yes, it works like a charm… As we begin to nestle into the season of all things comfy, cozy and warm…Let us not forget that this season can be full of big feelings of stress, overwhelm, social commitments and the hustle and […]

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

December 18, 2023

How to keep the peace in your household ~ during the most stressful seasons of your teenager’s life