The Teen Life Coach’s 5-Step Fix for COVID School Failure

  You don’t have to be a teen life coach to know that the majority of teens are not geeks, driven to learn for learning’s sake; that they go to school for their own reasons. What the average parent might not know is that teens are developmentally driven to prioritize peer friendships …so the need…

Lessons from Quarantine High School

So how’s your quarantine been going? If you’ve got a teenager at home, I’m betting there have been some…challenges. But I’d also bet there have been some unexpected bright spots. Every kid I work with in my role as a life coach for teens has uncovered gems in the midst of the Covid pandemic. At…

Want to Help Combat Teen Stress? Help Them Stack Wins.

It was the last in a long string of messages. Each text read like a mini-nightmare, an expression of teen stress about how their work is perceived by classmates. The final line was sheer poetry: “Not to be angsty, but.” Angsty equals anxious equals stressed out. The lingo changes with the generations, but the feeling…

How to Parent Like a Life Coach for Teens

Got a teenager at home? I bet you’re on the struggle bus. Anxiety. Mood swings. Defiance. Lack of motivation. Teens are going through a lot, and the hardest part is, they don’t want to talk about it. At least that’s how it appears. Of course they want to talk about their problems — they just…

This is Why You Need a Life Coach for Teens

It’s one of those things that’s understood, but not spoken: our starry-eyed notion of the “glorious high school experience” is a farce. On the surface, there’s this thick layer of frosting: AP courses, athletic achievement and prom photos. We shut our eyes to the cake underneath, the stuff supporting the frosting: our teens’ social and…