Adolescence – Is It Harder On Parents Than On Adolescents?

I’ve read an interesting article in New York magazine recently that states that the period of life called adolescence can be harder on the parents of adolescents than it is on the adolescents themselves. The author of the article, Jennifer Senior (also author of the book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood), quotes a leading authority on puberty named Laurence Steinberg, a psychologist at Temple University and author of the book, Adolescence. Ms. Senior writes, It doesn’t seem to me like adolescence is a difficult time for the kids,” Steinberg says. “Most adolescents seem to be going through life in a very pleasant haze.” … [Read more...]

Three Ways Working Mothers Keep Teenagers Organized for School and Home

By Antoinette Capri. Do you get tired of asking your teen to clean their room? Or why the dishes are still in the sink? Or why they didn't start dinner? I Do. I don't want to wonder why things aren't getting done... I just need for them to get done. If we had time to find out why stuff didn't get done... we could have done it ourselves; RIGHT? Right. So, listed below are some simple ways to help get your teenager get more focused and ready for life, college and relationships: 1. Keep a journal or planner. If you have a teenager that is easily distracted by noise, people, movements, and electronics (tv, iPhone, iPad, … [Read more...]

Goal Setting Tips For A More Joyful 2014

Are you ready for a more joyful 2014? Are you ready to experience real changes in your life that are long overdue? Rather than making New Year's resolutions that never seem to last more than a month, take some time out today before midnight strikes to review the past year and set a few goals that will help you experience a more joyful and gratifying 2014. The process should not take more than about a half hour and will get you on the right path to achieving your heart's desires in 2014. It's important to set your goals now, in these last few moments of 2013, especially since we have a New Moon this New Years Eve. I've read that new moons … [Read more...]

Ten Steps To Make Your Teen’s Dreams Come True

By Ken Rabow. Quick. Think of something you did today that stands out to you. Was it something funny? Something you are particularly proud of, or something embarrassing? When you were doing it, was the voice in your head a cheerleader, a soothing guide or a scolding judge? For most of us, it was the judge. By transforming a scolding judge into a soothing guide or even a cheerleader, you will begin making subtle sub-conscious daily decisions that will help you become your very best. Here are 10 steps to becoming fulfilled in your dreams. It works best and longest if you are willing to give in kind for what you receive. 1. In the … [Read more...]

Unleash the Power of Your Dreams

Besides paying attention to your intuition and inner nudges, you can pay attention to your dreams and by doing so, unleash the power of your dreams (which will go a long way toward helping you solve your and your family's problems and fulfill your higher purpose). This is because dreams are one of several ways the Divine uses to communicate with us, and if we pay attention we will gain the perspective and the assistance of the Divine. However, not many people remember their dreams and not long ago a reader of my articles emailed, asking me what to do so that he could remember his dreams. "Can you give me some insight into dreaming? I do … [Read more...]

Helping Your Kids Overcome Fear of Failure

Dr. Sherri Singer's article from last week, Why Failure Is Not Always A Bad Thing For Kids, addresses the very important topic of learning and striving for success (meaning whatever you want to accomplish) and to keep going at it rather than giving up in the process. Dr. Singer's article has a wealth of wisdom that may be overlooked by some readers because it was written from more of a logical, academic perspective rather than a personal and passionate one--which is why I'm revisiting her article and using my own personal experience to examine how we can cultivate a passion for learning and to instill more awareness of the value of lifelong … [Read more...]

Why Failure Is Not Always A Bad Thing For Kids

We have all heard, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." What happens when you don't succeed, though? Do you really try again? Or do you give up? A new study by French researchers found that children who were told learning can be difficult, and that failing is a natural part of the learning process, actually performed better on tests than kids not given such reassurances. As a Psychologist who works with success and the benefits of failure every day, I believe there is no better way to take the punch out of failure and keep a kid going on work than to train them to fail with grace. In the study, they focused on a … [Read more...]