7 Steps for Talking with Teens About Tough Topics – Intro

Learning specific communication tools can make talking with your teen about tough topics easier.  In this blog post series, I’ll help you gain greater expertise and confidence during these “tough topic talks” so your teen will be responsive, and you will have fruitful conversations together.  … The 7 steps to Creating Successful Discussions With Your…

A Minor Shift in Parenting Directions Gets Big Positive Results

Parents of a 5 and 9-year-old Share Their Success Story. We’ve been working with Cynthia as private coaching clients for a month and we’ve already learned how our language was creating rebellion in both our 9 year-old and our 5-year-old. We were thinking that our children were the problems… Their behavior was challenging, however, the…

Keep A Long-Range View (Believe In Your Children)

Parents can easily get stuck feeling frustrated with their child’s behavior and think their child will never change.  Finding themselves thinking that their child is a little too selfish a little too often, uncooperative, careless, out of control, or too emotional…leading to fear that they will always be this way. Good news! Your child is…

When NOT to Listen to Your Kids

There are two situations in which it’s most essential to listen to your children: when you’re solving problems together and when you’re supporting your child in solving their own problems. Listening to children express themselves builds family connections and develops children’s emotional and intellectual capacities needed for a successful and happy adulthood. However, the one…