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A Parent's Guide to Teen Love

February 21, 2021
Four Subtle Ways to Support Our Teens as They Enter the Whirlwind of Romantic Love
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Six Clever Ways To Be Sure Your Kids Won’t Want to Tell You Anything, Ever

June 4, 2021
These are some common mistakes that a lot of parents make that in turn can make our kids not talk openly to us.
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Build a better relationship with your teen

November 10, 2020
Staying connected with teens as they experience puberty and work towards becoming independent individuals (which is the goal!) can be extremely challenging. As a teen-parenting relationship coach, it's literally my job to guide families through this difficult time.
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PARENTS: Maybe your parenting style could use a downgrade?

March 15, 2021
A “helicopter parent” is one who pays extremely close attention to their kid’s experiences and problems. They hover overhead, overseeing every aspect of their child's life— constantly.
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A House Divided: How to Debate Tough Issues and Stay Related

September 5, 2020
How we can cool off, calm down and use these stressful times to develop a new way of communicating with each other on politics or ANY area of life where we might see things differently than the next person.
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Let Us Resist Our Own Resistance. (This article is not for babies.)

August 23, 2020
Parents often stay in the space of appalled, frustrated, annoyed, disappointed-- which are all natural reactions for sure, BUT if we don’t move past our human reactions when reality does not match our expectations, we do not get to the good part where we solve real problems.
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How Dare You Question Me?? I'm the Parent

August 19, 2020
You may have never said this out loud, but is there a part of you that is above reproach?
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One Hour Later: A New Future for a Dad and his Daughter

August 12, 2020
Powerful questions from a session that could alter your relationship with your teenager completely.
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The Myth of “That’s How It Is”

August 10, 2020
This may seem like a mellow, chill, innocuous belief, but there is something sneaky about it that subtly and effectively cements in the untrained mind: “I can’t do anything about fill-in-the-blank. Oh well.
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If you’re so great, then why doesn’t your teenager like you?

August 4, 2020
Ouch!!! Sorry about that!! ‍So, I’m not implying you’re not great, but, be honest, have you ever pondered that thought? 
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What If Someone Told You THIS When You Were 16?

July 23, 2020
Notes from a session with my 16 year old client...
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Five Ideas on Motivating your Teen

April 28, 2020
When you’ve been more intentional with how you operate when you’re around your kid, you’ll see that you can in fact make a huge difference in how they respond to you. Letting them have some slack, some reigns to work with gives them the chance to show you, but...
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Why Your Teen Isn’t Turning To You

April 30, 2020
If our earnest goal is to have them open up, show us their soft underbelly and let us know even the ugly about their lives, maybe even effect real and lasting change, then guess what? We have to stop being reactive. We have to work on our own anger, past issues, all of it.
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5 Reasons Parents May Need V. Baker Coaching

April 27, 2020
Take a breath. Close your eyes, if you’re into that, and be honest with yourself. Could you use a new idea or two? Have you tried everything else? Do you realize that this is a pivotal phase of life in which kids can choose one distinct future over another?
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