What are your Summer Expectations?
What are your Summer Expectations?
If you are on the west coast, school is starting to wrap up and if you are on the East Coast you are in the swing of summer. This means the days ar..
You must have THE Talk!
You must have THE Talk!
Yes this is 'the talk' and the fact that most of you knew exactly what I was talking about means... this is important! The talk I am referring to i..
Grades - What do you expect?
Grades - What do you expect?
I have a secret to share with parents. It is a bit shocking, so I hope you are sitting down... Your teenager can get good grades. It is that simpl..
Who is in Your House?
Who is in Your House?
I ask who is in your house, because I think you may be surprised. As a teen, many of us remember sneaking out of mom and dad's house with no one ev..
Three Words to Describe Your Teen
Three Words to Describe Your Teen
I had an interesting lesson last week regarding a teen client’s self-esteem. I found it challenging to be speaking with a bright, intelligent, at..
Listen to the Emotions, Not just Words
Listen to the Emotions, Not just Words
It's the first week of December and the good news is that there is still time to influence a classroom grade. Interestingly, I also find this is th..
Take Time for You!
Take Time for You!
Ok so often I write my post for the better understanding of teens by their parents, yet the focus is about the teen. Today it is about the parent!..
Teens don't Forget to Turn in Homework
Teens don't Forget to Turn in Homework
I hear from parents on a regular basis, 'It's the strangest thing, he will do his homework but he forgets to turn it in.' Well I'm not saying the h..
Understand the World of Bullying
Understand the World of Bullying
Understand the World of Bullying I’m so glad to see that major media outlets are taking on the subject of ‘bullying’ --- although it is heart..
Set up Parental Expectations
Set up Parental Expectations
Welcome Back to School! Can you believe it? It is official; summer is over and fall is here. This really hit me this morning as I was driving and..
In the news... Death of Teen
In the news... Death of Teen
This week it was reported that the teenage daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, Eric John, fell to her death from a 25th-story apartment in ..
Homework is Coming!
Homework is Coming!
Why is it that getting homework done is such a big ordeal? First of all, nothing has changed since we were kids; no one likes to do homework. And ..
Ask the Tough Questions
Ask the Tough Questions
Ask the tough questions. So, recently one of my teen clients got into some unexpected trouble. And by unexpected I mean they didn’t expect to ge..
Summer TIME and Teens
Summer TIME and Teens
So we are in the home stretch of summer and with over a month left of sunshine and ‘no school’ what is your teen doing with his/her time? Inter..
Take Time to PLAY
Take Time to PLAY
Do you remember why summer is fun when you are a kid? Take a moment, seriously do you remember why summer is different than say spring? First of a..

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