10 Commandments of Parenting Teens

Ten Commandments of Parenting Teens Dr. Michael Bradley:  Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! 1. BE THE CALM COP  Be the dispassionate cop:  respectful, calm, name the behaviour, warn about what lies ahead.  Playing a bully cop distracts the teen from…

Connected, but alone?

How is technology impacting the way we have relationships with our children?  Do we communicate more through text than word?  This video by psychologist, Sherry Turkle, has some profound ideas to which we parents need to pay attention. Click Here:  

Importance of “Self-Talk” for Children

Inner life, self-talk, and the ability to ponder develops a sense of self in children.   In essence, inner dialogue works toward a child developing self-awareness, anticipation, organization of ideas, emotional regulation and resiliency.   Children that develop inner dialogue tend to…

Thrive Esteem — Kids/Teens

Adolescence and pre-adolescence are times of growth and opportunity, but our children can so easily become stuck in self-doubt, social challenge and anxiety.  Seriously elevated levels of anxiety are affecting more than 15% of children and teens, significantly interfering with…

Thrive for Parents — Parent Coaching

Thrive for Parents  is a fresh approach to family help, equipping clients with a great capacity for change, renewal and vision.  I believe “What you pay attention to grows!”  I do not focus on “changing” children, or deep problem analysis. …

Thrive ~ We are here to help

Sometimes we find ourselves in an uncertain place and need to reach out for help…. Are you feeling family and life challenges are becoming overwhelming? Are you uncertain about which way to turn or what you “should” do? Is your child…