Communication is the Relationship.

Communication is the Relationship.

A small communication breakdown is enough for everyone to be working on slightly different things, and then you lose focus.              (Sam Altman)     – Desiree Panlilio   There is a saying that distance makes the heart grow fonder. I would disagree with...
Parenting Growth

Parenting Growth

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. (Nora Ephron)         – Desiree Panlilio   Parenting is the process of caring, supporting, and promoting the physical, emotional, social and intellectual...
Parenting Growth

The Evolving Parent

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.       (Sue Atkins). -Desiree Panlilio  How we parent our young children is much different than how we parent our teenagers. Let’s look at an example. We often tell our young two year olds to find their...
Parenting Growth

A Parent for Life!

Having a child is like getting a tattoo…on your face. You better be committed. (Elizabeth Gilbert)       – Desiree Panlilio   There are so many serious, philosophical quotes about parenting, but I enjoy the quote by Elizabeth Gilbert. Parenting is about...
Self Motivation

Self Motivation

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. (Mark Twain). – Desiree Panlilio      Self-motivation is a very powerful driving force for success and having our teen internalize that drive is an important priority.  But let’s be clear, motivation is the desire...