Motivate Your Teen: Why Your Motives May Be the Problem

Motivate Your Teen

“My daughter isn’t responsible enough to keep her own room clean. How will she ever manage to take care of her own apartment?” “My son has yet to show himself dependable enough to consistently keep his curfew. How will he be able to maintain a job?” Have you ever struggled with concerns like these? As…

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Why Pushing Teens to Succeed Can Push Them Over the Edge

Pushing Teens to Succeed

Success. It’s a double-edged sword. On one side, it motivates you, drives you on, infuses you with confidence. But it has a darker side, too. One that can engulf you, drag you down, push you over the edge. If you decide to pursue success of your own free will, it’s your choice to expose yourself…

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How to Survive Your Teens Mood Swings and Maybe Even Help Them Out

Teens Mood Swings

Without much warning and often little provocation, the beast awakens. You brace yourself. A little fear even flashes in your eyes. With eye rolling, snarky comments, snapping, and yelling, your teenager unleashes their attitude. Like a ferocious and unpredictable monster, they tear into everything and everyone around them.     At least… that’s how you may perceive…

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How to Understand and Coach Your Unmotivated Teen Successfully

unmotivated teen

Do you worry about your teen’s lack of motivation? Does it make you beg, bribe, coax, nag, or push them to “motivate” action? Do you get so frustrated at times that you resort to yelling, screaming, or punishing? If you imagine that this will lead your teen to become self-motivated you’re fooling yourself. Your actions…

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