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Did you know that kids who are praised for their hard work actually score higher on tests than kids who are told they’re so smart? The same goes for sports, music, and other talents.  Most of us have heard about Growth vs. Fixed Mindset, but what exactly does it mean for our own families and […]

The latest CDC report on Youth Mental Health states that teens are more anxious and depressed than ever before. At the same time, more women will be diagnosed with ADHD than ever in history. Both of these are complex issues, however there is something families can do starting today that will help both Anxiety and […]

How does your teen like to be loved? Sometimes we get mixed messages when we’re trying to show our teens that we love them. Adapted from Gary Chapman, the following areas are guidelines to learn more about your teen. I’ve included examples from the teens themselves about what they like from their parents! Get curious […]

Give your child the gift of confidence this holiday season! Kids are busy with school, finals, parties, recitals, and family gatherings. Parents are busy with all their kids’ activities, in addition to work parties, providing gifts and creating a festive home.  Teens can often feel overwhelmed by the holidays, yet they lack the life experience […]

“I can’t wait to do homework!” said almost no teenager ever. Yet kids have many different reactions to summer ending and getting back to school. Some are excited for friends and activities, while others are excited to get back on a schedule. However, most teens would agree that they’re not excited about homework. Why? What […]

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ADHD Style For people with ADHD one of the hardest things for them to do is to get things done that they’re not super excited about or interested in. People who have ADHD are also very hard on themselves so once they get off track they can start a negative spiral of thoughts. Here are […]

Being a coach means saying yes.As a parent I hate saying no. Yes is my favorite word.I can’t always say yes, but it’s so fun when I can. As coach, I get to say yes to YOU! When you are frustrated with your teen and you ask for an extra meeting, I can say YES! […]

This quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry holds a special place in my heart.  I’m a dreamer and as a child I used to make up pretend futures for myself.  I would dream of living in big cities, by the ocean in a surf town or high in the alps where I could ski every day.  […]

One of the first questions that I’m asked by adults and teens is which planner should I use? Thereal answer is that the Planner is not as important as the “Plannor” (the person doing the planning). I was frustrated for years not understanding where my time went and why I never seemed to have enough […]

What do you do? What is a coach? A coach helps you improve. A coach helps you set a goal. A coach helps you get things done. A coach helps you solve a problem. A coach helps you get past an obstacle. A coach helps you feel better about yourself. A coach is support. A […]