5 Tech-Savvy Ways to Connect With Your Teenager

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Parents like you and I are understandably concerned about smartphones, video games, cyberbullying, sexting, internet addiction and other such things. I totally get it, but who is talking about all the positive ways to use technology to inspire and connect with teenagers? Well, I know there are others out there, but I am making a conscious decision to be a voice on this important … [Read more...]

How To Get Your Family Unstuck

Get your family unstuck

If you are a parent of a teenager then you are intimately familiar with feeling stuck. There are many potential roadblocks in the obstacle course that is raising teenagers. This leads to many frustrating feelings and difficult questions. How did we get here and what in the world do we do next? Here are some ideas to consider for you and your family this week. 1. Identify the relationship … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Limit Technology Stress in Your Family

Technology and Family Stress

I am sure you have noticed that technology has weaved itself into the fabric of your family. This reality brings many wonderful opportunities as well as no shortage of stressful situations. You know what I am talking about. I am sure you can fill in the blank as to how technology is affecting your teenager and your family. So, how can you limit the impact of technology stress on your … [Read more...]

A Parent’s Guide to Being Smarter than a Smartphone

Police Dog Sniffing a Phone

I am very excited to let you know about a special opportunity coming up soon! I will be a speaker at an upcoming online parenting conference. I will be sharing helpful and practical info on the topics of parenting teens and smartphones. There are also 6 other speakers and topics that you may find interesting and helpful as well. I am teaming up with one of my professional friends to offer … [Read more...]

A Recipe For School Success

Recipe for Success

The  school year is officially starting. This can be a truly crazy time and a big adjustment for everyone in the family.  There is just so much going on. My question for you is this . . . Does your teenager have what they need to be successful this year? Here are a few important ingredients to include in a recipe for school success. Physical & Mental Health One of the most … [Read more...]