A Closer Look at The Five Love Languages for Teenagers

This post is part of a series we are calling Parenting Picks. In this series we take a look at resources out there on the parent-teen relationship. Resources can include: books, magazine articles, other blogs, blog articles or anything else that might be of interest to our readers. This week’s Parenting Pick is a closer look at […]

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The Know It All Deconstructed

This post is a part of a larger series about academic failure. Previously we talked about four common types of teens that may be failing school. This post is a closer look at The Know It All. We will be looking at some reasons why The Know It All is failing and some tips for […]


The Frustrated: Why? What’s next?

This post is a part of a larger series about academic failure. Previously we talked about four common types of teens that may be failing school. This post is a closer look at The Frustrated. We will be looking at some reasons why The Frustrated is failing and some tips for how to help your […]

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The Punisher is failing: Why? What’s next?

This post is a part of a larger series about academic failure. Previously we talked about four common types of teens that may be failing school. This post is a closer look at The Punisher. We will be looking at some reasons why The Punisher is failing and some tips for how to help your […]


The Worrier is Failing: Why and What’s Next?

This post is a part of a larger series about academic failure. Previously we talked about four common types of teens that may be failing school. This post is a closer look at The Worrier. We will be looking at some reasons why The Worrier is failing and some tips for how to help your […]

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My Teenager Is Failing School! Now what? 3

Failure is ugly. It’s unforgiving and unpleasant. Nobody likes to fail. We especially don’t like to hear that our child is failing. Getting that phone call/email/report card is the fuel for what may be an epic battle between you and your teen. Before putting on your boxing gloves and entering the ring, consider the following: […]


4 Simple Ways to Overcome the Biggest Enemy to Good Parenting

In my years of working with families I have discovered there are some common roadblocks to a successful parent-teen relationship. However, one roadblock that I see time and time again with parents that are struggling with their teens is not something that you would think of right off the top of your head. But this […]

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Parent Teen Turf Wars

Parent-Teenager Turf Wars

Anybody remember playing games like Monopoly or Risk? The key to the game was the acquisition of prime property. By owning Boardwalk (in Monopoly) or Australia (in Risk) you were able to control (and likely win!) the game. Turf wars are waging in our homes between parents and teens that are not unlike those we […]


The Rumors Of My Absence Are Greatly Exaggerated

First, let me say that I am well aware that I have poorly paraphrased a Mark Twain quote for today’s blog post. However, to say the rumors of my demise just seemed so serious! I want to take a moment to apologize for my extended absence from Tough Love Parenting. I promise I still have […]

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Rule Number Six

As I am preparing to return to my job following a nice week of vacation I have begun to notice the stress returning. I feel the tension beginning to build in my shoulders and neck, for two days my dreams have all been work related and I am already trying to prepare my mind for […]