Category Archives: Parent-child communication

12 – The Power of Vocabulary – A Tale of Two Verbs

It’s Hard to “connect the dots” if you don’t have very many dots! Words have meanings. And a child who has a good vocabulary will be able to understand more, which translates to greater academic achievement, intelligence, wisdom and critical … Continue reading

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11 – A Scary Danger Zone – Teen Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs

You already know what can happen when a teenager gets high. But the long-term consequences are just as scary. Such as the equivalent of permanent brain damage…. Pin It

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10 – Laying the Foundation for a Superior Mind – What Can Parents Do?

Teens need to be coached by adults to exercise higher-level thinking skills.  It’s actually quite simple…. Pin It

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9 – Wiring a Teen’s Prefrontal Cortex – The Long-term Consequences

Will your teen wire her brain for critical thinking, judgment and decision-making before the window of opportunity closes? The stakes are huge…. Pin It

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8 – Changes in the Teen Brain – Opportunity or Disaster?

Teens do some crazy things, just for fun and friendship—because the judgment and decision-making part of their brain is “under construction.”  What they need most…. Pin It

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7 – Major Breakthrough for Parents of Teens: The Untold Story

The book, “How to Give Your Teen a Superior Mind” gives parents powerful insights and techniques. The story behind its evolution is revealing…. Pin It

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6 – Listening: Coaching Tips for Parents

Knowing isn’t the same as doing. You may have learned how to listen effectively, but actually doing it with your child is a different matter. While you’re making the effort, here are some tips that will help…. Pin It

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5 – Effective Listening: The No. 1 Parent-Child Communication Skill

Very few adults are good listeners. And yet, listening well is the most powerful thing you can do with a teenager. Your relationship depends on it… Pin It

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4 – Connecting and Bonding with Your Teen: Communication Skills That Matter

You can build a bridge of communication with your teen, or you can tear it down. It comes down to how you talk to your child…. Pin It

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