As parents and adults with years of lived experience under our belt, when we “follow our heart” we often end up in a better place than listening to the ‘shoulds’ in our head or the outside opinions of others. There is something to be said about tuning out all of those ‘shoulds’ and being guided authentically […]

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April 8, 2024

How To Guide Your Teen To Follow Their Heart

It’s actually remarkable to watch…when you give a teenager the time and space to talk something through and just simply listen, their wheels turn and what they come up with amazes me! I see this often in coaching sessions when talking through a sticky situation or stuck in indecision. Giving them the space to share […]

Cultivating Teen Happiness

February 27, 2024

Why the simple act of listening to your teen is so beneficial to their personal growth and self identity

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

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