Helping your teenage son or daughter choose a healthy path isn’t always easy. Teens don’t like to be told what to do. They like to be in control of themselves—especially when it comes to their bodies. I’ve found that the best approach is to lead by example, provide suggestions and put the tools they need to make good choices right in front of them.
I have a 14-year-old daughter named Madison, and she’s amazing. I adore her. But I gotta tell ya, this teenage thing is kickin my ass.
I told Madison I was gonna write about this, and what I planned to title my article, and we both laughed out loud. Because as usual, we’re both on the same page. This teenage thing is kickin her ass too.
All of the things that I heard about the teenage years, didn’t understand and didn’t think would apply to me…yeah, they goin’ down. Read more →
My twin sons’ preschool teacher, Stacy, was telling me the story of her amazing daughter Lucy. She explained that it’s always been “talk to the hand” with Lucy, as in—she’s totally in her power, in a good way. Stacy doesn’t have a worry in the world that her 13-year-old won’t stand her ground, now or ever.
“Where are my blue sweatpants?!” Lucy yells on a regular basis, as her mom rolls her eyes and thinks to herself, “All you wear is blue sweatpants—so you’ve got about ten pairs!” Read more →
Take one calm Super-mom with years of yoga and spiritual training. Add in her teenage daughter, having an especially teenagerish moment, and what do you get? A bloody rampage more painful than four childbirth experiences combined. (And it STILL HURTS.) Read more →
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