High School (9th-12th)

High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

Helping My Middle and High Schooler Manage Their Emotions

As a counselor for teenagers, I see and hear a lot of stuff. But I bet you wouldn’t be able to guess what my most memorable and favorite sessions look like. I should say first that I truly love all of my… Read More

College and Young Adult | High School (9th-12th) | School Life

To the Parents of the Class of 2020

To all my fellow parents who have a senior in high school, I feel your disappointment. I feel your frustration. I feel your sadness. I feel your shock. I feel the desperation to find the right words. I feel the struggle to… Read More

Character and Values | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

Developing Character and Responsibility in Your Teen

One of the ironies of parenting is that we have to give our kids freedom to fail in order for them to grow up. If you over-parent your teenager, your actions are shouting to her that you don’t believe she can succeed… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

How to Not Embarrass Your Teen

How do you NOT embarrass your teen? You can’t. The end. Good article everyone. I’ll be here all week. Make sure to tip your waiters. It’s impossible, right? You’re going to embarrass your teenager on some level in some way. That’s just… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

The Humility of Connection

Growing up, I had a hard time connecting with my dad. Different Interests As a kid, all I could see were the differences between us. I liked to read comic books. I loved to draw. I would play with action figures for… Read More

High School (9th-12th)

One Surprising Thing I Say to My Kids All the Time

Being a teenager is not easy. There’s peer pressure like they’ve never experienced before. Suddenly, sitting at the right table at lunch is a big deal. You have to deal with mean girls. Cliques are rampant. Applying for college is always at… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Special Topics

The Suicide Talk

Most parents know when they have kids that at some point they’ll have “the talk.” The one about the birds and the bees that incites awkwardness. Or some parents will leave a book with confusing anatomical drawings. (Thanks Mom.) Even still, there… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

The Temporary Car Lot at My House

I’m not exactly sure how to say this without it coming across like I’m bragging, so I’ll just come out and say it. I’m overly considerate. Before you nominate me for humanitarian of the year, let me rephrase that. I’m overly .… Read More