Monkey see, monkey do

Palmer here! Monkey see monkey do… My wife and I are on a flight headed to see her family down in Florida. We were up at 3am for our flight so I got a solid 2 or 3 hours of sleep…off to a hot start. 😆 It’s spring break season, so the plane is full […]

Getting the ratio right with your kids

Palmer here!  He’s got him wide open!!! Fans are on their feet!! He launches it down the field, the clock hits zero! HE CAUGHT IT!!!! They won the super bowl!!!! 🎉 I won’t say who I’m rooting for but I am pumped for the game today. 🏈 If you aren’t a football fan don’t worry, […]

“Prepare” instead of “protect”

Palmer here!  I was recently talking with a parent of one of my teen clients who asked, “How do I know if my son will turn out OK and make good decisions when he’s an adult?”  The trick is to remember that you are raising future adults, not kids. Yes, you want them to go out into […]

What a police chase in Cambodia taught me

Palmer here! Wanna hear about one of the scariest moments of my life? I was in Cambodia being chased by the police… actually, I probably shouldn’t go into that story here with my mom reading these and all… ???????? (Note from Mama Kerry: Palmer, is this the same night that you jumped from the roof of […]

Ditch the resolutions, embrace themes

It’s Palmer here. 🎉 Happy New Year to you from the bottom of my heart! I am so excited that you are here for another trip around the sun. 🥰 New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite days of the year because it’s a day when people get intentional about their goals and the […]

An open heart during the holidays

Palmer here. Something I have always found interesting and special about the holiday season is that people’s hearts tend to be more open. They are willing to open up their schedule to volunteer for strangers. They donate more to those in need. They are open to going to church services. They are open to more family time. […]

Parents, all I can say is “Wow, now I get it.”

Palmer here.  If you’re a parent who keeps your family’s holiday ship afloat I want to make sure you hear this: THANK YOU ❤️ My wife and I were talking about how we only now have realized how much work it took for our parents to make the holidays happen. You parents somehow find a […]

How my mom transformed my antics into teachable moments 🤔

Palmer here. Just about every kid needs discipline, but some kids NEED discipline. I was in the NEED boat as I was a kid who saw it as a challenge to break just about every rule. We use the word discipline vs punishment – here’s why. 👇Discipline is not another word for punishment. Disciplining your kiddo means teaching them […]

The Freedom to Fail

Palmer here! ???? I have a question for you. Can you think of a moment in your life that was a catalyst for your confidence? A moment where you thought to yourself… “Wow, I’m actually more capable/strong/smart/brave than I thought!” “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” ― Brene Brown This past weekend, my […]

A Glimpse Into The Mind of a 15 Year Old

Palmer here! Tuesday was World Mental Health Day. I know that tweens and teens sometimes have a hard time letting their parents into their inner world. And that can be scary as a parent. How do we get past those walls and really understand what our kids might be experiencing? This graphic is a reminder I like […]