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Jul 30, 2023

It may seem like the goal in parenting is for your kids to behave perfectly 100% of the time.

Instead of focusing on your kids behavior, have you considered what your part is in the dynamic?

For example, you ask your teen to take the trash out and they say, "no" with an eye roll. Conventional parenting says:...

Jul 24, 2023

If you google the most common words to describe teens, you'll find a list of words:

Risk Takers, Rebellious, Immature

What list of words do you use to describe how it feels to parent a teen?

Powerless, Afraid, Worried.

In Purejoy Parenting, you start right here... how are you feeling? Because often, how you perceive...

Jul 17, 2023

Parenting a teen can feel 🔥INTENSE!🔥

Have you heard the adage: "Little Kids, little problems. Big Kids, big problems?"

Years ago, I created a Parent Coach model for parents of At-Risk Teens. As you can imagine, their behavior was viewed as provocative! And of course, the parents of these teens whole-heartedly...

Jul 10, 2023

In Purejoy, our view is: Thoughts and feelings drive behavior.


When you perceive your child as acting out behaviorally, what happens to you emotionally? Do you immediately judge your child? Take a pause and look a little deeper... What are your thoughts? What do you tell yourself about how your parenting when your...

Jul 4, 2023

Discovering conscious parenting is a journey of self-awareness and compassion. It's not about being perfect all the time, but rather being conscious of what's going on inside of you and supporting your child in doing the same. Listen in to explore the possibilities of conscious parenting. Becoming more aware of...