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|The Power of a Parent's Love|
Posted May 22nd, 2013
Parents concentrate on having power sometimes when it should be their last priority. I was talking to a parent recently who shared with me that no matter what she did, how much she tried, or what trick she used, she couldn’t get her son to d...
|Reconnecting with your Teenager|
Posted May 21st, 2013
As I work with parents of our students at Hope Learning Academy, one of the most common frustrations they express to me is their misunderstanding of how their teenager has become the out-of-balance “monster” that they are. While over t...
|End the Tirades!|
Posted May 18th, 2013
Parents! Don’t Be Decapitated!
When parents argue with their teenagers, they decapitate their parental heads! I understand as a parent, the need to feel like you have the upper hand; the urge to feel like you can make your child lis...
|The Distorted Teenager and you the Parent|
Posted May 17th, 2013
I used to love going to Castle Park in Riverside California as a kid. I would go and play miniature golf, play the newest video games, and ride the carnival rides. I also remember these mirrors they had that distorted reality. Walking in front of ...
|A Call to Truth in Parenting|
Posted May 16th, 2013
The truth has become less and less importantin today’s world.It has become much easier just to react impulsively knowing that the lack of accountability will save the day.
What is a lie? Dictionary.com says-lie1 –noun
|Influencing Teen Relationships Part 2|
Posted May 15th, 2013
So what do we do to influence our teenager’s lives in a way that prevents teenage pregnancy? It obviously is a combination of things. What are your values? Do your values, lifestyle, and choices support the choices you want your child to mak...
|Influencing Teenage Relationships Part 1|
Posted May 14th, 2013
Let’s face it, when our teenagers go through a normal day, they are bombarded by sexual messages constantly. Whether it be from advertising, their peers, or the content of the music and/or TV they watch and listen to. Messages about relation...
|When They Come Home Drunk...|
Posted May 14th, 2013
As a Chaplain for the local Sheriff’s Department and in my normal duties as executive Director of Hope Learning Academy, I have had the opportunity to witness domestic disturbances between parents and their “incorrigible” teenage...