Parenting Wins!

Parenting Wins!

Sometimes our parenting wins are the tiny things. They don’t have to be epic events – in fact the more we begin to acknowledge those little moments – the better for our parent/teen relationship! Just think how great you feel when you get acknowledged...
Set Your Boundaries!

Set Your Boundaries!

Don’t shy away from putting in boundaries with your older teens. If you need to put yr foot down then put it down and stick with it. Yes they might kick off and have a mini rant – but that’s only to be expected. Who likes to be told No?...
Play the long game!

Play the long game!

  It’s all about the long game! We don’t have to get drawn into any arguments that our children instigate with us. They know exactly which buttons to press and before you know it you’ll be in a full blown argument.  The problem is – is...
Decide Your Normal!

Decide Your Normal!

If hearing your teen’s key in the door fills you with dread – don’t allow that to be your normal! If they are swearing at you, threatening you, disrespecting you – don’t allow it to be your normal! If your child is always arguing with you or fighting with their...
What Exactly Are You Waiting For?

What Exactly Are You Waiting For?

Every now and then I’ll speak to a parent who is fast approaching the abyss and I have to ask them “What exactly are you waiting for before you take action?” “How bad does it have to get?” I know that I can share strategies with that will...
MY TEEN IS A ROUGH DIAMOND

MY TEEN IS A ROUGH DIAMOND

My teen is rough! I kid you not! Don’t be fooled into thinking that because of the work I do – that I’ve had it easy! I’ve had to go in and parent hard – using all of the skills I know! I often wonder with friends –  if I...

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