- Sunday, 13 July 2014 11:29
You asked how you could keep your daughter from totally overwhelming herself. Sometimes letting someone we love learn the hard way, from overdoing and learning their own limits is the most important thing we can do. Eventually you won’t be there to help protect her from doing too much. It is best now for you to be the safety net that can help her process learning her own limits rather than setting limits that she fights against.
- Sunday, 2 February 2014 8:58
- Sunday, 22 September 2013 9:24
Tweet Question: My daughter and I used to be close. She would share her life with me. But now that she’s a teenager, she is shutting me down, calling me nosey and can be a little mouthy. Should I be worried? Answer: What an important question! Many of us do not think about the natural Continue Reading
- Sunday, 11 August 2013 8:22
Tweet Question: My daughter graduated from high school (it has been touch and go), but she does not seem ready to go to college. I don’t want her staying at home past graduation. She desperately needs to get out on her own. She didn’t have the grades for college, but expects us to support whatever Continue Reading
- Sunday, 21 July 2013 7:28
You want both of you to feel good about the summer and each other. You might have to intervene earlier in the making of summer plans if, in your evaluation, she has taken on too much. It is easier to create a broader context of why you’ve changed your thinking and why you want to see if another schedule works better when you lay a strong foundation. I hope you both get the summer you want.
- Sunday, 30 June 2013 9:50
- Saturday, 11 May 2013 10:45
During the early stages of a teen’s break up, a parent’s most important role is to make sure the teen isn’t getting too depressed, and to listen without moving too quickly to reassure or tell your own past stories. That is harder than it sounds. Make sure you don’t make too big a deal of the break up. Your teen may be far more resilient than you know.
- Friday, 26 April 2013 9:58
- Sunday, 17 March 2013 11:22
- Sunday, 10 March 2013 11:01
Parent-teacher conferences create an opportunity for you to both talk to your daughter about the problems she is having with her two teachers, as well as talk to her teachers. The more detail you get from your daughter, the better prepared you will be for the conferences. Find out what she likes and dislikes about each class.