The difference between consequences and punishment can be the difference between involuntary cooperation and apocolypse now. Involuntary cooperation looks a lot like a teen who is clearly frustrated, not talking, irritated and rolling their eyes back into their head; however, they are cooperating and within control. Apocolypse now looks like a teen who has flipped … Continue reading How To Make Your Teen’s Consequence ‘fit the crime’
[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12775727/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/1779083/custom-color/fdad06" height="100" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Do you remember your teen years? What kind of ideas did you have? Jax and I both found that our understanding of how to be an individual in relationships came from tv, music videos, and movies. Who was your relationship imprint? Oh, Judd Nelson!!! Who … Continue reading Healthy Relationships for Teens: Hollywood vs. Reality
[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12655490/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/1779083/custom-color/fdad06" height="100" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Episode 1 Season 1: The Birds and the Bees it is more is just Sex. What are we going to talk about? Jax and Renae delve into the forbidden of talking about sex with your tweens teens. Guess what?!? Research does NOT support … Continue reading The Birds & The Bees – It’s More Than Sex
[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12622835/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/1779083/custom-color/fdad06" height="100" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Raise a Little Hell Podcast Two licensed mental health professionals taking on the taboo topics of raising tweens & teens. Real talk, honest and authentic with the intention of adding value to the lives of parents and tweens & teens. We believe in the … Continue reading Raise A Little Hell Podcast – Introduction
How To Have A Successful New Year Transition
How to get through the Holidays by putting the FUN in dysfunction.
Be Unapologetically YourSELF Embrace your SELF, your weirdness, your flaws, your dreams…the things that make you who you are. Don't know who YOU are? That's okay! You don't have to 'fake it' or be something you think others want you to be. I give you permission to simply be your confused self. Don't know what … Continue reading How To Have A Stress Free Holiday – Step 2
Step 1 to having a stress free Holiday!
Trauma is in the eye of the beholder. What is traumatic to one person may not be to another. Thanks to neuro science, we know what the human brain is developmentally likely to effectively process at certain ages and what it isn't. Typically, the younger a person is, the less likely they are able to … Continue reading How To Help Your Teen Through Traumatic Experiences
Time Management & Organizational Skills Teens aren't exactly known for their time management and organizational skills. They are often forgetting things, losing things, missing things, not hearing things. In addition to that, their spaces are often messy, disorganized and often stinky. Teens may claim they know where everything is, and maybe they do; but it's … Continue reading How To Help Your Teen Improve Time Management & Organization
It's October 12th and Wisconsin received it's first fxcking snow fall. I'm eternally grateful I was absent for this early snowpocalyptic moment. I'm currently enjoying the warmth of Atlanta, GA where the locals think I'm crazy sitting outside in the cold 77 degree weather. Seeing my friends back in Wisconsin happily post to their social … Continue reading How to Survive A Wisconsin Winter