Angry Bird Teens & Their Piggy Parents

Angry Birds Teens

If you live with a surly, moody teenager then I wrote this post for you! I want to give you a bit of a laugh (hopefully) and also give you some ideas on how to handle your bad tempered and unfriendly teenager. I am comparing the video game Angry Birds to the relationship between angry teens and their parents. For the uninitiated, Angry Birds is one of the most popular casual games that has … [Read more...]

My Artwork Inspired By Counseling

Layer Bot

When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be a cartoonist. I spent countless hours drawing Garfield and working through "How To Draw" books. Once I even had my drawing published in the local newspaper and won four dollars! Later in high school I aspired to be a graphic artist and was accepted into several art schools for graphic design. Instead of pursuing that path I ended up studying theology … [Read more...]

The 4 Keys To Setting Limits With Your Teen

Setting Limits With Teenagers

Setting and enforcing healthy limits with your teenager is probably one of the biggest challenges that you face on a daily basis. It can be quite tricky to know when to say yes and how to say no. In this post I am going to share with you four important keys for successfully setting limits with your teenager. These thoughts are inspired by a book I have been reading called "Boundaries with … [Read more...]

Your Questions Answered: Teens and Social Media

Parent Questions on Teens and Social Media

You have questions, I have answers. Well at least I have some good information and some thoughtful opinions. :) These are the questions that I received  and answered in January's teleseminar on Social Media and Your Teenager. If you are interested in checking out the free audio from the teleseminar click HERE. Let me know if you have any questions that you would like answers to. I want to … [Read more...]

Where Do All The Cool Kids Hang Out Online?

Teens and facebook, youtube and twitter

No matter the generation there are always places where the "cool" kids hang out. You know the "in" crowd or whatever they call it now. Unfortunately, I was not part of that group in high school. I think I would have loved having YouTube and Facebook as a teenager. Instead, I had to rely on my skateboard to go find my friends or pick up the phone if I got up the courage. The wonderful thing is … [Read more...]