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  • April 20th

    4/20 Did you know that there is a day this month that is going to be recognized and celebrated by many individuals?  You are probably saying to yourself “of course I do Coach, Easter is one of the more important days for a Christian.” Well, that is correct, but, unfortunately, that is not the day that ...

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  • Earning or Removing Privileges for Your Teen

    For a long time, I found that just ‘taking’ things away was not the best way to teach my kids to take responsibility for their behavior. Later, my kids and I met as a family and discussed what it is to ‘earn’ certain privileges and how to ‘earn’ them from being put on hold, suspended ...

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  • One day at a time…

    Parents – Over turning troubled well-practiced behavior is hard for your teen; it’s hard for any one. Now that the pain form their last trouble is over – and they have gotten comfortable again… it’s right back to their low feelings of self worth, disconnected and unattached mentality coupled with their well-rehearsed behaviors. You can remind ...

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  • Support, Therapy and Lifestyle Changes…

    Parents: It will take more then just words to help yr teen son ‘change’ his abusive behavior. He doesn’t even change his underwear without prompt, what makes you think he will change his abusive/addictive/problematic behavior. For a real change, encourage and move him toward some form of counseling/therapy/support to help fight his internal madness. Find and ...

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  • Tip to help with Anxiety

    Parents & Teens: Do you suffer from anxiety? Here’s something to say to yourself in that moment: ‘Anxiety is not dangerous – it’s just uncomfortable. I am fine; I’ll just continue with what I’m doing or find something more active to do’.

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  • Teens misunderstood…

    Parents: Sometimes your teen(s) may feel so misunderstood, unhappy and entirely fed up, but, that does not mean they want you to solve everything for them. Sometimes they just need space, time, patience, understanding, empathy, a shoulder to lean on, a chest to cry on, a hug, or maybe even silence. Detach with love – you ...

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  • A Serious Debilitating Condition…

    Addiction & Codependency: When one person in a family is addicted, everyone is affected. Family members who have ignored, denied, justified, and enabled the addict are known as codependent. Codependency is a serious and debilitating condition that wreaks havoc on the lives of the codependent person and all those around him or her. Characteristics of Codependents People who are ...

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  • Actions or Feelings?

    When you have a conflict with your teen, it can be very difficult to put your emotions aside. Many people lead with their emotions, often to their own detriment.  Psychologists have discovered that more people behave themselves into new ways of thinking than think themselves into new ways of behaving.  Sometimes we believe that we must ...

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  • Communicate through conflict

    Conflict is a natural part of any relationship. Will you let conflict disrupt your relationship? Will you wait until you’re not together to get it together? Some people do need time to think and embrace differences but don’t get lost in yourselves and just stop moving – afterwards, be sure to communicate and solve conflict. If ...

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  • Mind Bully

    Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must be stressed and worried. Prevent an anger relapse – distract yourself, laugh it off, take a bath, play with your pet, call a friend, play music and dance away.

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