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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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Worried about Your Teenage Driver? empowering your teenager Jan 26, 2022

Getting a driver's license is a huge deal to most teenagers. Driving is a critical stepping stone toward independence and self-reliance. While the outer goal is to get their license and begin enjoying the freedom driving brings, the inner journey toward responsibility should be the priority for...

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Showing Up for Your Teenager connecting with your teenager Jan 21, 2022

It is Friday night and your teenager asks if you can give him and two of his friends a ride to the football game. There are a couple of opportunities to build connection within this request. First, there is the car ride. Before the friends get in the car, take the opportunity to check in with...

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When Do I Let an Issue Go? connecting with your teenager Jan 15, 2022

I am often asked “How do I know if I should let an issue go?” Or “Do I continue to address so-called bad behavior over and over or is there a point where you just let it go?”

 

If this is a question you have confronted, there are several aspects to explore. First, is...

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Improve Your Energy and Health by Stacking Small Wins health and wellness Jan 12, 2022

Do you ever feel like you don’t have the energy to deal with your teenager?

 

Lack of energy or being tired is a common issue for today’s parents. There are two aspects to your physical energy. First, there is the impact of your mental state. Stress and negative emotions consume...

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