Parenting

Two Incredible Tips for Parents of Underachieving Overachievers

Are you a teacher or a parent with a highly capable and intelligent child whose motivation seems to have simply disappeared? Or perhaps they’re still working hard on their homework and studying, but they don’t turn in their homework? It’s an incredibly puzzling experience – why would a child stop being motivated or complete their homework but choose to get a 0 on the

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The Ultimate Parenting Debate: Settled

A few weekends ago I went away with some friends to the mountains. One evening we got to talking about childhood memories – the good and the bad, our very first ones and some of our scarring ones from junior high (eek!). It became glaringly apparent that our parents were certainly NOT helicopter parents. So many of the stories shared were the exact opposite

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How One Expert Says You Can Recreate Your Parent-Child Relationship in 3 Simple Steps

“I wish I had a better relationship with my child.” “I wish I could understand my child better.” “I wish I could stop fighting with my child.” Sound familiar? Are you either: A parent of a young child who’s failing in school or not getting along well at home, you’ve read every parenting book, you’ve sought out advice from others, you’re at your wits

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3 Secrets Every Parent Needs to Talk To Their Teen About Sex

Do you remember that awkward, but super important conversation you had with your parents when you were a teenager? Oh, which one? The one about sex. The one where your parents sat you down and asked you how YOU felt about sex and relationships, they told you what consent meant and how crucial it is in sexual relationships, and they let you know they

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Stop the Fighting: Two Must-Try Principles for All Parents

“My child is rude/disrespectful/struggling in school/defiant/fighting every point/insert your own description.” Sound familiar? Kevin Petersen, of Petersen Family Counseling, joined us to talk about the ways he helps parents improve communication and set boundaries effectively with their child without arguing. As he says, whether your child is 6, 16, 26 or beyond, as a parent you can follow these guidelines for creating a better

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