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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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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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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 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 deal with a difficult teenager - Control to compassion empowering your teenager Aug 17, 2022

Three strategies

 

  • Shift from control to compassion
  • Build connection by being vulnerable
  • Empower your teenager to overcome the issue and build life skills.

 

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

 

A FEA (Family Enrichment...

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High School Graduation - Is Your Teenager Going to Be Ready? empowering your teenager Jul 28, 2022

I attended a high school graduation party this weekend. As we were sharing a few moments with the mother of the graduate, I asked how she was doing and if she was ready for her son to head off to college.  She responded that she was ready because she felt like he was ready.  

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Help with an angry teenager empowering your teenager Jul 28, 2022

If you are struggling with an angry teenager, you are not alone.

 

Try a new perspective.

 

View your teenager’s outburst as an opportunity to show compassion and help them develop their emotional intelligence.  

 

A change in perspective … changes...

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How to Get My Teenager to Listen empowering your teenager family enrichment Jun 30, 2022

How to get your teenager to listen to your advice - Friends that are a bad influence.

 

Two points to consider:

 

Your teen needs to go through the experience of deciding for themselves that their friends are a bad influence. The parents' role is to coach and support them as they learn...

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How to Get My Teenager to Clean Their Room empowering your teenager Jun 24, 2022

  It is very common for a teenager’s bedroom to become a source of conflict.

 

Today, I am going to suggest a new perspective that turns this source of conflict into a teaching moment. This requires three steps.

 

  1. A shift in the parent’s perspective regarding the...
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How to Get My Teenager to Respect Me? empowering your teenager family enrichment Jun 22, 2022

 

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In this video we are going to explore the questions of respect. 

 

Parents often ask how do I get my teenager to respect me?

 

There are a number of particular circumstances that lead to this questions.

 

  • Maybe your teen doesn’t listen to...
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