Questions To Spark Discussion.

Questions To Spark Discussion.

Thinking is skilled work. It is not true that we are naturally endowed with the ability to think clearly and logically – without learning how, or without practicing. ( A.E. Mander). Before sharing the questions that spark critical thinking and discussion,...
Questions To Spark Discussion.

Trust! Did You Earn It?

Trust is like a vase…once it is broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be the same. (Walter Anderson). Teen’s struggle with telling the entire story because of fear of the consequences so let’s make it easier for them to share and to do...
Boundaries Help Build Relationships.

Boundaries Help Build Relationships.

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures. (Edwin Louis Cole).   I frequently discuss the importance of setting boundaries with parents, a practice that is relevant for children of all ages. The key difference lies in the specific boundaries and...
Boundaries Help Build Relationships.

Criticism or Critique?

The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee’s sting.        (Vietnamese Proverb).   I often have discussions with parents on criticism versus critique. It is easy to be caught in a discussion with your teenager and to focus on the items in their teenage...
Boundaries Help Build Relationships.

Is It Rebellion or Growth?

Family is unconditional love and support. (Desiree Panlilio).   Often I have parents call and want help because their teenager is rebelling. As parents we are accustomed to our precious little kids not questioning us, but joyfully doing what we ask. So when our...