teens Archive

The advice that saved my relationship with my adopted teenager

We adopted teenagers with really good intentions. With training in connected parenting and lots of years mentoring teens, we thought we were well-prepared. Are you chuckling at our ignorance yet? Suffice it to say

Weekend Reading | Sept. 30

Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

Weekend Reading | Jul. 8

Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

Weekend Reading | Feb. 20

Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

Connecting Before Bed

Perhaps it’s the security that the time has a finite end or a stall routine, but for some kids, bedtime is when they decide to let down some barriers. Assuming bedtime is not a

The Connection Dance with Teens

She’s obsessed (like in the high-anxiety, clinically-diagnosable way) with running—getting faster and using it to not become morbidly obese. Actually she’s obsessed with working out. This fall has been a disaster where fitness is

To Err on Relationship

“Come here for a minute.” My husband called me over to his computer screen. On a whim, he had decided to check the Netflix history on each of the users. It was apparent that