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

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

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