Back To School -Tips For School and Life Success

We're nearing the end of another summer and it's back to school time again--at least in the United States! My younger daughter in fact has begun her first day of sophomore year in High School today; she's glad to be back home in the Bay Area of Northern California after spending two months in a town outside of Munich, Germany, and she's revved up to get back into the school and sports routine. She's excited to see her friends again and is looking forward to what the new school year will bring. (Isn't it wonderful how we have these annual cycles and traditions on this planet?) Thus for today's article I'm sharing a few tips that are helpful … [Read more...]

The Importance Of Telling Your Teen You Love Her Every Single Day

Not long ago I learned of the importance of telling your teenage daughter that you love her, every single day.  (I wish I had known this sooner.) Telling your child you love her daily and demonstrating that affection with a hug, a kiss or a pat on the back is something that might have come easy when she was smaller, but now that she's a teenager with a bad temper or a streak of rebellion and some distance has grown between you it might be harder for you to do. Or, you might have grown up in a family where saying "I love you," was not something that was done very often. Growing up in my family, for example, it seemed those words were … [Read more...]