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Your Internal Guidance System’s Role in Parenting

Parenting the Defiant Teen

The Do’s and Dont’s For a Happy Family

Removing the Fear and Frustration From Parenting

When a parent operates out of fear, it can feel natural to want to control their child’s choices so the parent can feel better. This control mode will most often be met with resistance from their teen because teens want the freedom to make their own choices. When it comes to teen’s making decisions on their own, unfortunately the parents…

How Much Is Too Much Technology For Our Kids? What about the content?

It’s beginning to feel like this is an age-old question~ How much technology is too much for our kids? Should we constantly regulate their content too? These are some of the most asked and wondered about issues in our modern age. Is there a single and perfect answer to these questions? I don’t believe there is. But there are things…

Where Is Your focus?

Parents often ask me for advice on how to raise children so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and help their kids be prepared for adulthood. I’ve advised many parents on how to follow two simple systems. The first system is the Universal Law of Attraction, and the second is Your Internal Guidance System. By tapping into…

Teaching Your Kids to Follow the Golden Rule

When dealing with people, there is a very basic tenet that says you should treat other people in a manner that reflects how you would like to be treated. This is commonly referred to as The Golden Rule and most Westerners will know what you mean if you merely utter three simple words Do Unto Others. The term Golden Rule…

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

We’ve all heard the expression, “Two wrongs don’t make a right”, but what does this really mean? What lesson are we trying to teach our kids when we repeat this mantra that we heard from our parents, who heard if from their parents, and so on? Traditionally, we were told this in an attempt to teach us it is not…

American Ninja Warrior Athlete: Inspiring Kids to Persevere When Dreams Seem Impossible

Kids have lots of dreams and aspirations. Sometimes it seems like turning these goals into reality is impossible and that can be very discouraging. It could even result in some kids giving up on their dreams prematurely. For this reason, you can help your kids to persevere when their hopes begin to dim by finding inspiring examples of how sticking…

Surviving the End of Summer Love

It happens to most teenagers at some point in their lives — they meet someone from another school or town over the summer, love blooms, and then the inevitable happens — the end of summer love arrives. Whether this is deep love of a high school student, puppy love of a younger child, or a new best friend at any…

Chores: Realistic Expectations for Parents

Chores are a complicated subject. Should you insist your children do them? What chores are appropriate for their age? When do you start giving them chores? How many chores are too many? What consequences do you set if the chores aren’t done? Should children get money for doing chores or are they something that should be done without compensation?  Is…

Appreciating the Sound of Silence

Kids today are bombarded with lots of noise and energy from outside sources. It isn’t that this is an inherently bad thing, but it can be overwhelming and incredibly distracting. Whether they’re with a group of friends, listening to music, playing video games, or watching television, your kids are surrounded by a lot of noise. They become so used to…

Declare a Family Chore Wars Truce

Most people don’t like to do chores. They’d much rather be able to twitch their nose or blink and have the house dusted, vacuumed, and have the dishes done and put away. Sadly, that only happens on television and chores are part of life. Teaching your children to be responsible is one of the reasons for assigning chores to your…

Burnout Risk: Is Your Teen Burning the Candle at Both Ends?

There is a common idea that teenagers are lazy. More often than that, I hear of teens who are constantly on the go, running from school to numerous extracurricular activities and to jobs. These kids short themselves on sleep and catch meals when they can. Their parents contact me, worried their kids are at risk of a major burnout because they’re…

Life Skill Lessons for Kids: Learning to Fight Fair

As much as you’d love to believe that kids can get along all the time, the reality is that they’ll fight. This goes for adults, too, of course. If it didn’t, there wouldn’t be wars in the world, but unfortunately, people have the tendency to clash from time to time. One of the best things about being human are the…

Watching the News: Keeping Hope Alive Despite the Negativity

As a parent, you naturally want to believe that your children are growing up in a decent world. How define “good and decent” may vary, but in general, most hope for peace, prosperity, and a healthy environment. You don’t want to see your children become fearful of the future as their schools regularly schedule duck-and-cover drills like schools did during…

Facing Fears Around Graduation Time and Growing Up

Spring is a beautiful season, but it can be a filled with anxiety and anticipation for your kids. This can be especially true for kids who are gearing up to make important life decisions. They may be choosing where they want to go to college or maybe they’re about to graduate, which as exciting as that is, it also means…

Parenting Tip: The Watched Pot Doesn’t Boil

Whether you’re making tea or hard boiled eggs, it seems like the more you watch the pot, the longer it takes to boil. You may wonder why this old saying seems to be true. You may also be thinking to yourself that this seems contrary to the Law of Attraction, or you may simply be wondering what this has to…