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Parents with Tween Girls - Interview with Becky Fife of I Believe In Me empowering your teenager Jun 19, 2023

In today’s interview Becky Fife, a mother of 7 and cofounder of I Believe In Me, shares her insights around the issues middle school girls face and how we can best support them.  

 

During our conversation Becky shares the four Cs as well as their garden analogy.   These...

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How to Help Your Teenager Get Beyond Their Anxiety - Part 2 empowering your teenager Jun 11, 2023

Let's take a look at why you experience what you experience and why you do what you do.  This model for behavior will provide some insights into the specific strategies we are going to talk about later.  Think of this like a framework learning and growing … for getting past your...

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How to Help Your Teenager Get Beyond Their Anxiety - Part 1 empowering your teenager Jun 05, 2023

Does your teenager ever get anxious before a big test?

 

Or how about the week or two leading up to the start of a new school year … are they a little on edge?  Are they not their usual selves?   This was certainly the case for my youngest daughter.

 

What about the...

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The Key to Breakthroughs With Your Teenager May 25, 2023

This idea has popped up multiple times over the last week so I took this as a sign that I should share it in a post. 

 

The key to big breakthroughs is staying the course even when the progress is hidden.   

 

Here are a couple of examples that illustrate this point....

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Parents with Teenagers - Have Compassion for Unwarranted Fears empowering your teenager May 19, 2023

Does your teenager have fears or anxiety that seem to have no basis?

 

If we are honest, we all experience this at some level.   Here is an example that illustrates how this can happen from my parenting journey.  

 

So this story starts on a beautiful summer day.  I...

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Blessings from Fiji May 10, 2023

Have you ever had one of those moments that tugs at your heart and surprises you in a good way?  This happened for me last week.  My wife represents a health and wellness company and she won an incentive trip to Fiji.  There were one hundred people from around the world that won...

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Don't Be This Guy - Strategies for Managing Frustration empowering your teenager shifting your mindset Apr 27, 2023

In this video, I share a story of frustration and three steps for managing anxiety or frustration in the moment.

  • Change your state
  • Change the story
  • Focus on growth or serving others

 

Your family enrichment coach,

 

Jim White

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A Line of Defense Against Anxiety - Better Sleep empowering your teenager health and wellness Apr 19, 2023

Taking care of yourself physically can provide a great line of defense against anxiety.

 

Here are a few ideas for getting a better night's sleep:

 

1. No screen time for 20 minutes before you plan to go to sleep.

2. Journal for 10 to 15 minutes before bedtime.  

  •  Recap...
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A New Approach for Your Lazy Teen Apr 16, 2023

So you come in from the grocery store with a car full of bags. Your teenager is sitting at the kitchen table eating a bagel and looking at their phone.  

 

How would you feel if they jumped up and said “Good morning Mom… let me help you with those.”

 

That...

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Understanding Your Teenager - What Every Parent Needs to Know connecting with your teenager family enrichment Apr 06, 2023

In this expert interview I had an awesome conversation with Lindsay Boccardo.

 

Lindsay is a speaker and coach.  She started her coaching practice as a career coach for young high achievers.   This work gave her a unique perspective into the younger generations. 

 

In...

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Upward Social Comparison - A Key Factor in your Teenager's Anxiety connecting with your teenager empowering your teenager Mar 31, 2023
  •  Does your teenager complain about not being good enough? Not smart enough, not athletic enough, not pretty enough?
  •  Do they feel like their life is boring compared to other kids their age?
  •  Are they jealous of what others have?

 

Today we are going to explore how upward...

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Parenting a Teenager - Stop Doing This Number 1 empowering your teenager Mar 26, 2023

Today is a big day.  I am going to share the number 1 item on our list of the top 10 things you need to stop doing as the parent of a teenager and what you can do instead.

 

The number 1 item on our list is to stop trying to control your teenager.   

 

This...

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