Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.               – Peter Ducker           My wish for each of you this Thanksgiving weekend is that you are surrounded by those you love. Family is what we make...
Happy Thanksgiving

Pick your battles

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.   – Dale Carnegie         I remember other mothers would share that advice with me, pick your battles. I often think of that now and feel what would have been...
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Life happens

Life happens. Remember to stop, reorganize, and embrace the change.             – Desiree Panlilio           Life happens. The best thought-out schedule or plans are lost in a moment of crisis or chaos. That is okay. Your teen may have every intention of completing...
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Set clear expectations

It comes down to basic communication and setting expectations.         – Brian Waters          Nagging is something every parent is guilty of. What is more difficult is to find ways to not nag, to create an environment where your teen can grow and clearly understand...
Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.              – From Shakespeare’s Macbeth          Each year on October 31, people all over the United States celebrate Halloween. Children and adults dress in costumes, attend parties, visit haunted...
Take time to talk with your teen

Take time to talk with your teen

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. – Peggy O’Mara           As a life coach, one of the opportunities I have is that of providing new communication tools for parents. As our children grow we have to speak and respond to them differently. Our...