In a world that often emphasizes the importance of self-esteem, a growing body of research suggests that self-compassion may be the key to unlocking a healthier, more resilient mindset…especially for teenagers navigating the challenges of adolescence. For most of my years as a counselor in the education setting, I focused on developing self-esteem in tween […]

Cultivating Teen Happiness

January 31, 2024

Self-Compassion: The New Paradigm in Teen Well-being

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

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