How to Guide Your Teenager in 3 Steps

Teenagers need space, direction and

How to guide your teenager   The problem(s): You aren’t their friend. They aren't your mini-me. You aren’t exactly the same. You don’t want to shut them down or shut them out, but you don’t want them to get hurt or make terrible decisions. You want them to live a happy life. You want them to go to Heaven.  ...[ read more ]

Let’s Get Focused in 3 Steps!

Counseling Staying focused time management work life balance

Getting organized: Let's Get Focused in 3 Steps! Are you Planner Happy?? Maybe you love having your planner and organizing your week with to do lists. You might even go a little crazy with it like putting "take a shower" and "put away clothes" on your to do list. Hey, that’s part of what you’re going do that day. If...[ read more ]

See How Easy It Is To Have Good Time Management

Scheduling for self care and purpose

See How Easy it is to Have Good Time Management How to manage your time: Freshman In College There are only so many hours in a day and so many things we would like to do. It feels like when you make room for something (ie. clean eating) then something else (like, exercise) gets pushed off the table. How do...[ read more ]

My Teenager Needs Jesus

teenagers, christian, christian therapy

“My Teenager Needs Jesus!” (They really need you.) [caption id="attachment_1085" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Encouraging your teenager to grow spiritually can't come before your relationship with them is strong. There is hope you will share your values one day, but love them as they are for now![/caption]   "The only thing they can depend on in this life is God." Sometimes life...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Stop Anxiety In It’s Tracks!

Therapy, family therapy, teenagers, anxiety, depression, counseling, group, panic attacks

What's the Best Game Plan For My Teen With Anxiety? [caption id="attachment_1070" align="aligncenter" width="750"] I want to see my teenagers free from anxiety![/caption]   Teenager has anxiety! How Do I Help? Phew! This is a big one. Anxiety is tough. Let’s break it down. Check on their physical health Are they ill? Are they drinking too much coffee? The building...[ read more ]

Maybe You Don’t Know Me… Hi.

Teen Girl Counseling Young Adult Self Confidence

[caption id="attachment_1065" align="aligncenter" width="750"] I'd add, "so". "You are SO loved."[/caption] My Story of Teenage Life Time is interesting. So many days have passed since my high school experience, yet I can close my eyes and feel the memories like it was yesterday. I remember the urgent feeling on a summer day to start calling around for available and willing...[ read more ]

What is on your preteen’s cell phone?

Guiding Teenagers Cell Phone

Do you know what your preteen is doing on their phone? It matters what they are looking at, listening to and soaking up. This is a pivotal time in their brain's development. The trajectory of their relationships are being set. [caption id="attachment_1024" align="aligncenter" width="640"] How are you helping guide your teen's technology use?[/caption] You can't help them unless you know...[ read more ]

Why You Should Let Your Preteen Talk Back

Why You Should Let Your Preteen Talk Back Nothing makes nostrils flare and lips purse up quite like the "talk back". It can take a calm, cool and collected dad to red faced, bulging veins and a firm but tight jawed, "JUST DO IT!" in 2 seconds flat. I remember feeling absolutely lost when my volleyball coach told me not to...[ read more ]

5 Things Every Preteen Needs to Succeed

[caption id="attachment_966" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Physical play with your preteen helps keep your attachment bond strong. (And release some frustration!!)[/caption] 5 Things Every Teen Needs to Succeed 1. Every preteen needs recognition.  Feeling ignored and invisible is a huge black hole for the preteen. Their wanting to excel in something, wanting to stand out, wanting you to take notice is a desire...[ read more ]

Who Else Wants to Raise A Kid That Can Have Healthy Relationships?

[caption id="attachment_958" align="aligncenter" width="750"] You set boundaries and they break through them to run to the sunset. Mend the fences and keep on keeping on.[/caption] Who Else Wants to Raise A Kid That Can Have Healthy Relationships? OH NO! The parent that has abdicated the throne. This comes up with teenagers who have entered highschool. Or even 13 year olds...[ read more ]

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