Category: Dealing with Teenagers

Your Tweens and Teenagers Need a Mid-Year Plan Now!

Dear Deborah,

Last year my junior did really well first and second quarter, but after the winter break, everything seemed to go downhill. It was like he got burnt out. He went back this year all motivated again, but it looks like he’s lost his momentum after the break again. I need some ideas how to get him back on track.

Choice: Your Parental Superpower… or… How to Reduce Your Conflicts with Tweens and Teenagers

Dear Deborah,

My girlfriend and her daughter have been getting upset with each other a lot lately. I don’t know if it’s that mother-daughter thing, or not, but I haven’t had those kinds of fights with my son who’s the same age, so I don’t know what to tell her when she asks me what to do. Help!

Advice for Awesome Moms: Talking With Your Kids Matters Even More

That should get the conversation flowing! Positive conversations make your kids feel closer to you, and more comfortable around you. In turn, those simple moments make them feel supported, and…

Advice for Awesome Moms of Tired Teens

Are your kids lethargic? Unmotivated? Uninspired? Emotionally committed to some electronic device? Are their muscles small and their bellies big? Are energy and enthusiasm forgotten habits of the past? Let’s change that, shall we?

Advice for Awesome Moms of Students Transitioning to a New School

The first thing to tell her (and yourself) is to not worry about next year. You got this! Just enjoy the summer.

The second thing you do is schedule a walk through the school in July, just you and her (plus a map of the school).

Advice for Awesome Moms of Students Who Need to Study Effectively

If your Learning Style differs from your kid’s, don’t help her learn the way you think she should. Help her learn the way best suited to her true Learning Style