18 – Composure: Keeping Your Cool When Things Get Hot

Father making teenage son do houseworkIn a moment of frustration with a teenager, you could say or do something out of anger that you later regret. There’s a secret to keeping your cool…

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17 – How the “Strong for Parenting” Program Works

Pod17brain-weights112x94Imagine a fitness center where you can work out to get stronger. But instead of getting stronger physically, you get stronger as a person…

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16 – You Need to Be Strong to Parent a Teen

Pod16-SadgirlinRed112x168It won’t be easy to bring effective communication skills to deal with your teenager. You’ll also need to dig deep to exercise several kinds of personal strengths…

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15 – After Puberty You Need to Change the Way You Relate to Your Child

Pod15-Mom argue112x119When your kids are little, it helps to be a strong authority figure. But the game changes during adolescence, and you’ll need to get good at several adult-adult communication skills…

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14 – What You Need to Know about Improving the Way You Communicate to a Child

Mother Son ConfrontationHave you ever tried to break a bad habit? You know how hard that can be! The same holds true for improving the way you communicate. It will help you to know why….

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13 – Teen Girls and Teen Boys – Their Brains Are Different!

BoyGirlTalking112x168The French have famously said, “Viva la difference!” Many of the differences in behavior between boys and girls may be attributed to the differences in their brains….

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

Open book magic on blackIt’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 thinking skills ….

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

Group Of Teenage Boys Taking Drugs At HomeYou 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….

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

FundamentTeens need to be coached by adults to exercise higher-level thinking skills. 

It’s actually quite simple….

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

human brain on a running machineWill your teen wire her brain for critical thinking, judgment and decision-making before the window of opportunity closes? The stakes are huge….

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