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5 Day Challenge – Day 1

Purpose & Vision

I’m on a mission to to help parents who are struggling with their teens and
want a better relationship.This 5 Day Be the Change Challenge will help you do just that.

#022 Managing YOUR OWN Emotions!

#022 Managing YOUR OWN Emotions!

When we can manage our own emotions, "tough" parenting moments become powerful opportunities for us to love and connect with our teens and teach by our example. "Emotional adulthood is recognizing that all of your feelings are caused by your thoughts."~ Brooke...

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#021 What do you REALLY want?

#021 What do you REALLY want?

Have you ever explored your true desires? "It's not having what you want--It's wanting what you've got"~ Sheryl Crow, Soak Up the Sun "When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have."~ Kathleen Sutton What DO You Want? Most of us think we...

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#020 How to Motivate Your Teen

#020 How to Motivate Your Teen

"What can I do to motivate my teen?" This is one of the questions that I get asked the most. But first, we should be asking ourselves, "Why do I want to motivate my teen?" "Motivation is a fickle friend. It's here one day and gone the next. I find that determination...

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#019 Relationships Strengthen Resilience

#019 Relationships Strengthen Resilience

Lots of parents want their teens to be more resilient, but they don't know where to start. Start with YOUR relationship! "While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most."~ Jill Suttie “How...

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#018 How To Discipline Without Drama

#018 How To Discipline Without Drama

Most people think of punishment when they think of discipline. The true meaning is much more powerful. "Sometimes discipline, which means ‘to teach,’ is confused with criticism. Children--as well as people of all ages--improve behavior from love and encouragement more...

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#017 Parenting with Purpose, On Purpose

#017 Parenting with Purpose, On Purpose

We each get to define our own purpose in life and our own role as parents. When we do this, we can parent with purpose and on purpose. "When you don't have a purpose, it's easy to get distracted."~ Justin Su'a "Before you do something, it's important to pause and...

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#015 Book Review: Leadership & Self-Deception

#015 Book Review: Leadership & Self-Deception

What if YOU were the solution to EVERY problem you have with your teen? The secret is, YOU ARE! “Whenever we are in the box, we have a need that is met by others’ poor behavior. And so our boxes encourage more poor behavior in others, even if that behavior makes our...

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#014 Impacting vs Controlling Your Teen

#014 Impacting vs Controlling Your Teen

If you give up the desire to control your teen, you will have a powerful impact in their life! "At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents."~ Jane D. Hull "Children are educated by what the grown-up is...

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#013 Connect with Your Teen Where They Are!

#013 Connect with Your Teen Where They Are!

The BEST Place to Connect with Your Teen is Exaclty Where They Are! "It might not be so much WHAT we say to our teenagers but HOW we say it to them that holds the key. Start treating them and communicating with them more like the young adults they are trying to...

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