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 […]

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 […]

“That Kid”: Two Sides of the Story

Eleven days ago, we posted a video about raising “that kid.” Typically, our posts get a couple hundred views, maybe 1,000 if we’re lucky.  As of Saturday night, it has received over 2 million views!!!  There have been over 20,000 shares. It has been a heart-expanding 11 days reading every one of the thousands of comments that viewers have posted. […]

What is the strongest part of your family?

If you want to do something for your kids, do something to improve your marriage.” Dear Friend,15 years into my friend’s marriage, the relationship was no picnic. Being absorbed in the craziness of raising three kids, running their own businesses, and maintaining a household got the best of them. They had nothing left over for each other […]