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How to get my teenager to show appreciation empowering your teenager Jan 21, 2023

I recently heard a frustrated mother sharing a story about the lack of gratitude and appreciation one of her teenagers displayed during the holiday season. She explained that her son wanted a new I-Phone for Christmas but she felt that she couldn’t get one for him without getting phones for...

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The Power of Community family enrichment Jan 14, 2023

Have you ever been around someone who is always complaining or in a bad mood?

 

On the other hand…

 

Have you ever been around someone who is full of gratitude, joy and optimism?

 

Think for a moment about how each of these two vastly different people impact the environment...

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How to get your teenager to listen to your advice empowering your teenager Dec 29, 2022

Do you feel like your teenager never listens to your good advice?

 

If you answer yes to this question, please know that you are not alone in your frustration. In this post, I am going to offer three steps for increasing the likelihood of your teenager listening to your good advice. Before...

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Parenting a Teenager - The Big Talks (Sex, Drugs & Alcohol) empowering your teenager Nov 30, 2022

Here are the two scenarios for how a “big talk” typically happens.

 

Scenario #1

 

You will plan for weeks or even months to have a big talk. Then you wait for the perfect opportunity to bring up the subject, but the right time just never presents itself. After a few weeks...

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Parenting a Teenager - Giving them what they need connecting with your teenager Nov 17, 2022

I have been reading “Parenting the new teen in the age of anxiety” by Dr. John Duffy and in the first part of the book he shares an interesting insight.

 

Picture this…

 

Today is the first day of school for your Fourteen year old daughter.  It is not just the...

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Co-Create a Plan for Social Media connecting with your teenager Nov 11, 2022

The other day my wife and I planned to meet for dinner at a pizza restaurant called Pies and Pints.  This place has become one of our go to dinner spots because of an awesome street corn pizza they have.  On this particular night I arrived at the restaurant about 30 minutes early with...

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Does Your Teenager Struggle with Confidence? empowering your teenager Nov 03, 2022

Recently, I had an experience that demonstrated the process for overcoming a fearful situation.

 

So here is what happened…

 

During a workshop I was facilitating on social media a parent shared a frustrating situation followed by the obvious question… she said that her 15...

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How to help a teenager build confidence - A mother's story empowering your teenager Oct 05, 2022

Enjoy the story about a mother that stepped into a challenging situation and demonstrated confidence to her children.

 

Our mission is to empower parents to choose love over fear regardless of the circumstances.

 

A FEA (Family Enrichment Academy) Hero takes a stand for love within...

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How to help a teenager with anxiety - Part 1 Social Anxiety shifting your mindset Sep 18, 2022

Part 1 - Shifting Mindset:

 

  • What comes up for you as the parent?
  • Let go of the impulse to rescue your teen and shift to the goal of helping them develop resilience.  
  • Shift to a love based mindset by focusing on compassion and gratitude



Our mission is to empower parents to...

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How to help a teenager with anxiety - Part 3 Academics empowering your teenager Sep 18, 2022

 

How to help a teenager with anxiety - Part 3 Academics  

Part 3 - Empowerment:

 

  • Help teenager create awareness around their anxiety
  • Identify strategies for regaining composure - resilient vs rescue
  • Reframing circumstances

 

Our mission is to empower parents to choose...

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How to help a teenager with anxiety - Part 2 Academics connecting with your teenager Sep 08, 2022

Part 2 - Building Connection:

 

  •  Ask curiosity questions
  •  Acknowledge what they say by repeating it back to them
  •  Validate their emotions

 

Our mission is to empower parents to choose love over fear regardless of the circumstances.

 

A FEA (Family Enrichment...

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How to help a teenager with anxiety - Part 1 Academics shifting your mindset Sep 08, 2022

Part 1 - Shifting your mindset:

 

  •  Develop awareness of your state of mind
  •  Shift to a love based mindset by focusing on compassion, forgiveness and gratitude
  •  Provide a safe place for your teenager to release their negative energy

 

Our mission is to empower parents to...

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