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 […]

The Power of a “Safe Haven Relationship”

Kerry here! Did you know renowned therapist Sue Johnson says adults have a fundamental need for “safe haven relationships?” This resonated deeply at the Attachment Theory conference I just attended. It perfectly captures the feeling every parent wants – to be that safe space for their child. Here are some practical tips I learned from various […]

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, […]

The hidden message beneath your teen/tween’s behavior

Kerry here!  As a mom, parent coach, and therapist of many years, I can tell you with 100% certainty that you are not alone if your kids’ attitudes and behaviors drive you nuts some days. You’re also not alone if you get triggered and are not proud of how you act at times. Yes, these […]

“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 […]

Please tell me that I’m not the only one.

Kerry here. I keep thinking I’m just about to feel inspired to eat cleaner and get up early enough to work out more often. Heck, maybe if I wait long enough, I’ll FEEL like doing cold plunges, or at least cold showers, because they’re supposed to be good for me. I’m sure that if I […]

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 […]

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 […]