This one is for those perfectionists out there! As parents we see this in some of our teens. Perfectionists often struggle to get started because of a fear of what they are working on, is not quite ready to go or they can’t begin until all the pieces are in place. I have some good news and … [Read more...] about PERFECTIONISM
One of the best ways to help your teens see the value in consistent and disciplined action is to celebrate the small victories on the way toward the larger goal. Oftentimes, when they hit a bump in the road, they can easily go to a place of self loathing and convince themselves that they cannot … [Read more...] about CELEBRATE THE SMALL VICTORIES
What a great quote about CHOICES and PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! You make thousands of choices a day. Some so small, you don’t even realize you are making them. When a choice is made and the result benefits us, we feel great. What about when a bad choice is made. Often it is easy to find someone … [Read more...] about CHANGE AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
This may seem like a harsh way to put it, but it is 100% accurate. Acceptance is a hard concept for anyone to adopt but especially so for teens. Teens have so much going on that can cause stress and anxiety, but unlike adults, they have yet to reach a maturity level where acceptance can truly … [Read more...] about ACCEPTANCE
It is very easy to say what you are going to do or what you believe, but it is another thing to live it. It is so important to teach our teens at a young age the power and value in living their truth. When they live their truth, they automatically manage others expectations of them and send a … [Read more...] about ACTIONS SPEAK
This is an easy one for your teens to remember! Oftentimes they get stuck and cycle around with worry and anxiety around something. This causes frustration and fear, so they, may opt to avoid so these feelings don’t stay with them. Eventually, the same fears and anxiety resurface and the … [Read more...] about A.C.T.
I love this quote! How many times do our teens fail at something and call themselves a loser because of their failure. They get so caught up in the fact they failed, that they don’t take the time to reflect and learn from it and refocus on trying again. WE MUST FAIL TO SUCEED! Success takes … [Read more...] about ARE YOU A LOSER?
How often does your teen get triggered by someone else, wether it be something they did or said? It is very easy for them to respond with their gut instinct and oftentimes, that reaction was overblown and the result is guilt and a possible damaged connection. Has your teen ever tried to help … [Read more...] about PATIENCE