What comes to mind when you think about teenagers? When I ask parents this question, rarely do they highlight the positive aspects of the teen years. This is probably because the teen years can be difficult! Parents feel exhausted from providing never-ending reminders, oversight, and attention.
More and more teens are stepping into the spotlight to share their experiences, demand action, and promote change. However, many teens avoid leadership because they fear being in an unwelcoming spotlight. Read this excerpt from my new book Power Up Your Parenting to learn how to help your teenage daughter develop leadership skills
Education has never looked the way it does now. Some students will continue learning online. Others are back on campus. Another set of students is experiencing the so-called hybrid, a form of learning that combines traditional classroom experiences with online instruction.
“My career began as a teacher. I loved working with young people! About three years into teaching, I started graduate school to earn my Master’s degree. During that time, I noticed a lot of tension with the girls in my class.” Interview with life coach Erica Rood on Stick 2 You podcast.
Today, I’m talking with my former client Julia. We are going to talk about her experience with life coaching. She started working with me in the summer of 2017 during her transition from the CCA to Grauer School.
Recently I’ve received a flood of calls and emails from parents asking how to help their daughters start the school year on a positive note.
Going back to school can trigger a slew of mixed emotions. And this year, with school life looking so different from what most teens expected, the transition is accompanied by feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress. Almost every teen I talk with is asking herself: What can I expect? Will I be motivated? Will I be happy? Will I succeed?
As summer rolls into a new school year, many teenage girls are finding themselves once again worrying about how school, sports, and friendships will take shape. They are frustrated and disheartened about their “new normal.” There are things you can do to soothe your daughter’s over-thinking mind and invite a sense of relief.
The news that students will begin the coming school year online has stirred up a lot of emotions. The teens I’ve talked with have expressed disappointment, frustration, and worry. Taking these fears, worries into the new school year will be tough but learning how to deal with difficult feelings and tap into resilient mindsets will help.
As your teen gets older, she will naturally want to keep parts of her life private. She will hold things in because she doesn’t know how to start a difficult conversation.