1. Event: Navigating the World Of Addiction

    Aaron will be speaking at Navigating the World Of Addiction, so please join us if you can. This is an excellent event for parents who need support. It is  being held on May 6th from 9AM to 9PM at the FRCS Performing Arts Center in Littleton, Colorado. To learn more, please check out their website.…Read More

  2. Is Your Teen Troubled?

    Being a parent is not an easy job by any means. While you think it will have to get easier the longer you get to practice, this simply is not true. When children turn into teenagers, much of the time, the job of the parent becomes even more difficult. Don’t get us wrong, there will be days when ev…Read More

  3. Video: Boundaries

    Boundaries, once set, are important to keep. Set boundaries according to what you are willing to live with and what you can accept. Create options for your teen that you can accept and are willing to abide by. Let your teen make a choice. These guidelines are important for both the teen and the pare…Read More

  4. Video: I Exist

    Some kids have deep emotional wounds we cannot heal. We can, however, validate their experience. We need to let them know that we see them, hear them, agree with them and understand them. This way we let them know that they exist and are bing heard. https://youtu.be/zah_XpGPtis…Read More

  5. Video: If __ Then __

    When we have strong emotional reactions, it is because our core beliefs have been violated. Blaming others is not the answer. We need to take ownership of our feelings. My feelings are not your (the teen's) responsibility. This understanding creates space for growth and change. https://youtu.be/spZs…Read More

  6. Video: MVE Core Beliefs

    Look at it from their perspective. Imagine how they feel and let them talk. Try your best to listen and understand. https://youtu.be/ogpTu7XBdIg…Read More

  7. Video: White Red Black

    White, red and black are colors that are often found in fairy tales. They represent the world, self, and death (wisdom), as well as ways of being in the world. https://youtu.be/tHFaoq-Hhtg…Read More

  8. Video: Love And Logic: Try Not To Worry About It

    The words you use are important when it comes time for the consequences discussion. You want to relate what you are willing to do and not do based on the current situation. Hand the problem to the teen and have them own it. Don't worry about the problem. Let them own the problem and resolve it (or n…Read More

  9. Video: Love and Logic: Delay the Consequences

    If your boundaries are not firm, they are suggestions. As adults, when we set boundaries, we are supposed to mean it. If not we should not have set the boundary. Adults set loving boundaries in loving ways. Another important Love And Logic concept is to delay the consequences. Wait until the heat of…Read More

  10. Video: Single Focus VS Diffuse Awareness

    People tend to have either a single focus or a diffuse awareness when they do things and engage with their surroundings. Understanding which is dominant in your teen can help your relationship. https://youtu.be/WBx57VlmaVI…Read More