Parent Coaching

Do you find yourself searching your teenage daughter for signs of the sweet little girl she once was? Does it mystify you how the same girl who used to enthusiastically spill every detail of her day, now responds to your inquires with a monosyllabic grunt? Well, you’re not alone. This baffling transformation takes place in [...]


If you haven’t already read Part One of this article, click here. Now in Part Two we’ll look at the remaining four conversation landmines. Here we go… Mistake #4: Minimize her problems.  This can be accomplished by using phrases such as, “Don’t be so dramatic,” and “It’s not the end of the world,” and the parental favorite, “There [...]


How often have you heard a parent lament, “If only children came with an instruction manual!” When you decided to create your family, the fantasy may have looked something like warm snuggles, family bonding, tough life lessons taught with loving limits within the safety of your home (I watched the same tv shows growing up that [...]