Unconditional Love

Love isn’t always easy, especially when the person on the receiving end is a rebellious teenager or wayward young adult. Unconditional love isn’t fun, but it’s the true test of a parent’s love.  That doesn’t mean you don’t draw boundaries with your child, but it does mean sticking with them.  Your kids need to know that you love them not if… but, no matter what!

Sticking with Your Teen is an encouraging book if you’re a parent, who’s ready to throw in the towel.  What you do in those dark days of parenting will determine the kind of relationship you have with them in the future!  If you’re not sure what to do, read a helpful book on the subject, get advise from other successful parents or pay the big bucks for professional advise from a counselor or life coach!  Investing in your teen or young adult’s future…and the future of your relationship is always money well spent!

I’d love to hear your parenting tips! How do you show unconditional love to your teen or young adult kids?

How To Get A Date Worth Keeping

Is your young adult son or daughter frustrated with their dating life? If so, have them check out Dr. Henry Cloud’s dating tips in the book, How To Get A Date Worth Keeping!  It even comes with a money back guarantee, so what have they got to lose?  In the meantime, here are a few dating tips to get them started!

First, look at your weekly routine.  Does it include opportunities to meet new people?  If not, change your schedule.

Second, evaluate your dating wish list.  Is your wish list reasonable?  Is it too long?  Does it include qualities that are essential or just superficial?

Third, start to network.  Let your friends and family know you’re looking.  Be open to going on a blind date or a double date with someone who comes with good references.

Of course, if your son or daughter has a knack for choosing unsafe people or they’re painfully shy, depressed or have low self-esteem, it’s best if they work through these issues with counseling, before entering the dating scene.  Dating can be fun, but it also involves the risk of heartbreak.  If you don’t believe me, just watch an episode of “The Bachelor”. 😉

Coaching Tips for Parents

Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs on the planet, but it doesn’t come with a manual. I’ve read tons of parenting books, solicited my fair share of advice from successful parents, attended parenting classes, like Nurtured Heart, and listened to Love and Logic DVDs. I’m not too proud to have paid good money (and well spent, might I add) for a life coach during rough patches.

Recently, I’ve been on the other side of the coaching conversation as a new teacher coach. It turns out; the same coaching questions that empower beginning teachers to thrive in the classroom are the same questions that can inspire your adult child to reach their full potential. These coaching techniques are so life changing; I just had to share them with you. It would be just plain selfish not to. Stay tuned for excepts from my upcoming parenting book, 10 Tips to Coach Your Young Adult Child for Success.