Talking To Your Teenage Son Without Losing Your Mind

I have something exciting to share with you. I have been working hard on putting together a fantastic eBook on parenting teenage boys. I was fully intending to sell this eBook, but I recently decided it would be a whole lot more fun to just give it away for free. I'll tell you why in a minute.The eBook is just over 90 pages and has easy to read chapters on many helpful topics, some short and sweet … [Read more...]

The Power Of Connection : Part 2

Mom and teenage kids

Read Part 1 of this series. Here are a few more actionable tips to improve your communication with your son through the power of connection. Use┬áP.A.C.E. Another way to get more connection with your son is to think about the acronym P.A.C.E. which stands for playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy. I learned about this from one of my favorite parenting experts, Dan Hughes. The P stands … [Read more...]

The Power Of Connection : Part 1

Young mother and teenage son

I always know when parents are struggling to connect with their teenage sons when they say things like this to me. He just can't stand the sound of my voice We never have any fun together He doesn't want to do things with the family He is always angry and doesn't want to talk to me I just can't seem to get through to him Do any of these sound familiar to you? Now, remember that … [Read more...]

Why Is It So Hard To Talk To Teenage Boys?

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You may have asked yourself this question if you have ever tried to have a deep, emotional and meaningful conversation with your teenage son. Especially if the conversation is your idea and is on a topic that he is not super interested in, like chores, homework or being a contributing member of the family. Now, don't get me wrong teenage boys can be philosophical, sensitive and profoundly wise at … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Fail When Talking To Your Teenager

Shaming teenagers never works

Non-shaming disclaimer: Ok, I have to say that we have all committed these parenting crimes. The purpose of this post is not to make you feel bad, but let you know you are in good company. These are the things we want to pay attention to NOT doing. Ok, glad we got that out of the way. Here are 5 surefire ways to blow it when trying to get through to your teenager. Empty Threats You know you … [Read more...]