FEA Hero Blog
What Do You Want for Your Teenager? empowering your teenager Mar 23, 2022

One of the first questions I ask parents when they join the Family Enrichment Academy community is “What would be a big step forward for your teenager or your family?” The goal is to get a sense of where they are at the moment and, more importantly, what they believe is...

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A Shared Experience is a Great Way to Create Connection connecting with your teenager Mar 23, 2022

Recently, I was talking with the family ministry pastor at a local church, and he shared that each year they host a mud run for moms and their daughters. Here is how it works: They lay out a one and one-half mile course that includes a variety of obstacles. Included along the way are mud pits...

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The Parenting Journey Mar 16, 2022

I live in the Midwest, and one of the truisms I learned growing up was “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes and it will change.”  This wisdom holds true for our life as a parent as well. The circumstances within our families are in a constant state of...

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They Did What? Mar 15, 2022

The other day a post popped up on my Facebook feed saying that the students involved with the Carmel High School Dance Marathon had broken the previous record for money raised. The post proudly displayed the total: $510,495.19 raised for Riley Children’s Hospital. 

 

 Think...

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An Introduction to the Family Enrichment Academy family enrichment Mar 09, 2022

My name is Jim White. I am an author, a coach, and founder of the Family Enrichment Academy.  

 

I have spent the last forty years studying the topics of personal development, marriage, and parenting. I have also spent those forty years applying these lessons and living my life as...

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Start By Taking One Step Forward shifting your mindset Mar 03, 2022

Sometimes as a parent you can find yourself feeling overwhelmed. Your teenager is out of control. They don’t listen. They don’t help. And they don’t appreciate anything that you do for them. On top of this, there are the demands of your job and a seemingly endless list of tasks...

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Faith—The Bridge Between Fear and Love family enrichment Mar 03, 2022

As always, my intention is to help individuals and their families experience more peace, joy, warmth, happiness, and love. It seems that our lives are full of events and circumstances that get in the way of this objective. From the way we are being treated at work, to concerns about how our...

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You don’t have to attend every argument your teenager invites you to family enrichment Feb 24, 2022

There are two primary reasons to choose not to argue with your teenager. 

 

First, when you engage in an argument, you will be experiencing anger and frustration, which are clear indications that your mindset is fear based. When you act out of anger or frustration there is no...

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The inner game of parenting shifting your mindset Feb 22, 2022

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My journey in personal development started at the age of 20 with the goal of being a better golfer. In 1981, I found a book called The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothy Gallwey. Reading this book certainly provided some insight into my golf game, but more importantly...

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Your First Priority as a Parent Is to Take Care of Yourself shifting your mindset Feb 17, 2022

There are a few different topics we could explore when it comes to taking care of yourself. For example, in my post Improve Your Energy and Health by Stacking Small Wins, the focus was taking care of your physical health. In this post, however, the topic is going to be centered on your journey to...

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Why Your Teenager Needs to Make Mistakes shifting your mindset Feb 15, 2022

One of the traps of parenting a teenager is the urge we feel to share our wisdom. We see our son or daughter heading down a path that we know from our own experience is not going  anywhere good. So we sit them down and tell them how we have been there before. How they need to listen to our...

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Empowering Your Teenager to Overcome Mean-Spirited Comments empowering your teenager Feb 08, 2022

Question from a concerned parent:

 

What do I do when my daughter comes home upset because other kids are saying mean things to her?

 

Unfortunately, meanness is a growing issue within our schools and on social media. With daughters, these comments are often directed at appearance. One...

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