What if something as simple as keeping a journal could help you be a more effective parent? I wrote about this very cool parenting tool in a blog post for LearningRx. Click on the link below to find out why this works:
There’s something about raising children (especially teenagers!) that can put a mom-heart through the ringer.
I’ve rarely longed for anything as much as I’ve longed for my daughters to thrive in every area of life. In their relationships. In their emotions. In their bodies. In their careers and passions. In their thoughts and beliefs.
So when you’ve got a kid who feels unmotivated, frustrated, and stuck, you both feel that pain.
That’s where I found myself six years ago. My daughter Kacie, then 16, was struggling in every area. Previously a good student, Kacie had decided that classes, reading, learning, and especially college were simply beyond her. She told me she couldn’t remember anything she learned in class anyway, so why even try? She added that she hated school, hated reading, and thought learning was a waste of time.
Her plan was to drop out of school and continue partying with friends who, like her, had given up on their hopes and dreams. Continue reading “What I Discovered About LearningRx and the Hurting Mom-Heart”
They say if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. But what if you’ve tried and tried for years… and you’re still struggling? What then? I’m all for grit and determination, but what do you do when you’re in the Continue reading “If I Only Had a (Better!) Brain”