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They’re Home!

Your young adult is home from college, or your high school or middle school student has just completed finals, STARR tests, and most importantly finished a year of, well, you know.
Just the fact that they made it is a huge success.
Lets’s talk about not only how to end the school year of masks, virtual …

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Part 2

In the last newsletter, I introduced this topic and I loved your feedback about how this resonated with you! Generally, most of the self-aware and insightful readers of this newsletter admitted that they really don’t give significant thought to this question. Indeed, people think about what they want to be, but not who.
The truth …

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Part 1

What I’d like you to think about today is WHO you want to be.

This question does not focus on what we want to do or achieve.  This question is a deeper dive into yourself. Who do you want to be while you are achieving your goals? Who do you want to be as a person?

In our pursuit to achieve goals or milestones, we tend to lose sight of who we are or who we have become.

THE KIDS ARE DOING ALRIGHT

Based on the teen and young adult clients in my practice, my observation is that they are doing very well, if not thriving.
Despite what you might be hearing, many students are managing just fine. The clients in my practice have worked on organization, focus, and mindset which has made a huge difference in their …

STAY IN YOUR LANE!

Recently I was invited to speak to a women’s group on the topic of boundaries (see below). To be honest, at first I was not really excited about this topic. Once I began speaking and hearing the thoughtful reflections from the group, I realized how impactful boundaries are for many of us. Boundaries affect …

Finding Peace Within

Does this conversation sound familiar?
“How are you?”
“Crazy!”
“How’s your day going?”
“It’s crazy!”
Sometimes that does feel like reality, but how true is it really that a day in itself is crazy? Let’s take a closer look.
We have had days in which we sleep late, the car malfunctions, and the traffic is a hot …

GUESS WHO’S HOME?

It’s not unusual today for college graduates to return home to live while they job search or determine what their next step in life may be. While many parents (and their children) panic at this thought, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. Careful planning and communication are important in …

ASK THE COACH!

Dear Coach,
How do I get my teenage son to talk with me? He is a sophomore in high school. He plays a lot of video games, and I don’t think that’s healthy or productive.  We used to be close, but now all he does is grunt at me or hide in his room and …

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN DEVELOP A POSITIVE MINDSET

1-AVOID JUDGMENT! Be aware of your statements that judge or label other people, situations, or yourself. Things don’t have to be good or bad. They just “are”.
2-Praise your child for effort and hard work, and persistence. Avoid comments such as, “You’re fabulous!” or “You’re the best!” Instead, say “Your hard work really paid …

PARENTING YOUNG ADULTS

“I’m 20-years old! You can’t tell me what to do!”
“I live on my own at school and I do fine. I don’t need restrictions or curfews when I come home for the summer!”
“Uh, mom can I have some cash? I don’t have any money left in my account.”
“Dad, I got arrested and I’m in …