Parenting Tip: Focus on Needs

If I ask you “what do you want” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  Now, take a minute and answer this question “do you need it?”  Likely you don’t, it’s something you “want” but you don’t necessarily “need” it.  Ultimately, we all NEED these 4 things:

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Feeling Your Feelings

Feelings!  These are the “big four” and regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender, these basic four feelings – mad, sad, glad, and afraid – are appropriate for you.  We need to feel our feelings, express our feelings and process those feelings, it’s healthy! Here’s why.

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Hey Mom-The Teacher Sent a Note!

As school gets back to in-person classroom learning, kids are going to go through some adjustments.  Your son likely had more freedom to be active over the past year  and the transition back to class may be challenging.

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Cleaning Up Unfinished Business!

Parents this one’s for you!  This blog is dedicated to those of us who need to “clean up” that unfinished business that keeps us from being the best mother, father, husband, wife, friend, brother, or sister we can be!

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Parenting Tip: How to Bless Your Son

When was the last time you “blessed” your son?  Take a few minutes to think about that question.  We all get caught up in the everyday routines of life and it’s easy to forget that the “special moments” are what we look back on and cherish!

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Back to School Anxiety

The start of a new school year can be an “anxious time” for adolescents.  The uncertainty of the past couple of years has only contributed to the anxiety so many children are feeling. Generally, anxiety is a term used for nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry.

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Parent Tested-Kid Approved!

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a recipe to follow for raising your adolescent son?  We follow recipes all the time when we cook, in fact we use caution when “winging it” in cooking as it can be a disaster!

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Happy Birthday America!

Celebrating 4th of July for me is a special time.  As a 20+ year retired Captain of the United States Air Force it goes without saying, I love my country and I am proud to be an American; at my house we fly the American flag high!

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Parenting: Heard of PAS?

Familiar with the term Parent Alienation Syndrome (PAS)? It’s not a disorder, it is a behavior that I see far too often in my practice.  If you’re a parent take a minute to read this (for the well being of the kids)!

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The Love of Mom!

Being a mom can be the most rewarding, frustrating, and fantastic role of a lifetime!  Most every mom I’ve met is doing the best they can raising their adolescent son(s).  They don’t need me telling them how hard it is, but they do need help understanding what a boy goes through as he transitions to…

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