Kids and Body Image

We saw this question from a Mom on Facebook and couldn’t wait to answer it:  “My son is overweight. Ever since his friends have made light-hearted fat jokes directed at him, he looks in the mirror every chance he gets. He doesn’t say anything, but by his expression, I can tell he’s feeling insecure and upset. What can … Read more…

How can you tell if it’s peer pressure?

I loved this question I got from a ten-year-old boy so much I wanted to answer it here. Q – How do you know if you are doing something out of peer pressure, or because you really want to? A – When we feel pressured to do something, we feel a heaviness or tension in … Read more…

Can parents help with the emotions of puberty?

I LOVE this question that comes from the question bag in our live class (with some spelling corrections 🙂 “Is there anything my parents can do to help me with the emotions of puberty?” ABSOLUTELY! There are lots of things parents can do to make the emotions of puberty better, or worse. Having these tools in … Read more…

Should I worry about moodiness?

Q – My daughter has a good life filled with love & opportunity, but lately she just seems really negative, grumpy and unappreciative.  How do I know if my 13 year old is enduring typical teenage moodiness or some more serious anxiety and depression? A –  What a great question!  If your kids live in … Read more…