Does Your Teen Feel Loved? 5 Steps to Make Sure.

In my therapy office recently, a mom and her 16-year-old daughter discussed their Love Languages. This was relevant to improving their relationship because understanding your teen’s preferred way of receiving and giving love (words, acts, time, gifts, touch) can strengthen your relationship. Mom’s Love Language is “Acts of Service.” So when she delivers her daughter’s […]

Will My Kids be Friends as Adults?

Congratulations!!! You’ve made it through another school year and summer break is here! That generally means fewer reasons to badger kids and more opportunities to have fun together. I always loved the start of summer because the schedule was more relaxed and I got to show up more often as a fun mom. But then […]

The Art of Reframing: A Guide to Understanding Your Teen’s Perspective

Hey there, parents of teens and tweens! Today we’re diving into the art of “reframing” – a parenting skill that can transform the way we connect with our kids and keep them talking to us. As a mom and stepmom to six, I totally get how challenging it is to navigate the rollercoaster ride of parenting. Let’s […]

From all us kids…mom, we wouldn’t be here without you 🤍

Palmer here! 😊 In case it hasn’t been said yet Happy Mother’s Day to you!  If you aren’t a mom here is a reminder to love on the moms you know. I know that not everyone’s mom is here to love on so I want to acknowledge how hard that can be. It’s something my wife […]

Your well-being helps your kids’ well-being.

Kerry: I hang up the phone. My beloved son might never talk to me again. But I know I have to do this. It might end up saving his life.In this one moment, I feel something rise up in me born of fear and love.It is bold, pure courage to make one of the most […]

How much is too much?

It’s Palmer here! I want us to chat about a topic that impacts all our lives for better and for worse. It’s one that if you are anything like me and just about every person I know, could use some more intentionality…It’s SCREEN TIME. 📱😅 It’s not just a topic for teens but one for […]

“Of Course…”

Do you know the feeling of wilting under your own frustration about how you parent? I ask because in my experience as a mom and a friend of many moms, I can say with certainty that it’s a very common frustration. Last week, I had an online therapy session with a mom of two high […]