Parenting Teens

Everything, Everywhere All At Once

“Explain it all to me – NOW” Evelyn Wang Tweet We just watched Everyone, Everywhere, All at Once and I was struck because it seemed to illuminate the parent/adolescent relationship.  This will be a spoiler for the movie and may not make sense unless you have seen it, because although I try to be non-specific, …

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Doing It All and Practicing Not-Doing.

I used to do it all – and feel overwhelmed, underappreciated and generally like a failure.   I have a lot of experience trying to do it all. Trying.  The truth? My “doing it all” was not getting much done. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I was busy, I was non-stop busy. I was also …

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Honest Communication

Understanding ourselves is a lifelong pursuit. Like a salmon swimming upstream, in this pursuit there are both placid pools, swift currents to swim against, and small falls to jump.    The teenage years are usually the small falls, which means parenting teens can feel like swift currents. As a parent, each milestone in our child’s …

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In a nutshell

“What was it about parenting teens that drew us to create this place and thing called Plan P?” A parent asked I was at a party recently and was asked how we came to coaching parents of teens, pre-teens and young adults.  This question is often asked by, parents and non-parents alike, so I thought …

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