Friday, April 26, 2013

Welcome to the new and improved Tool Box Blog!

Welcome to The Tool Box Blog!  Please feel free to leave any thoughts or comments about posts and the book. And, yes please share with your closest 1,000 friends! 

After a few miss starts in the world of creating a blog, we have settled here.  I have transferred the previous posts so everything is now in one place. I am happy to answer any questions and share resources.

Thank you for your support!

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Life Skills for Teens

Life coping skills are essential for our teens. This is a good list to aim for. Many of the tools in The Tool Box can help us help our kids Chap 3: Nuts & Bolts, Communication; Chap 4: The Level, Emotional literacy, Chap 6: 3-in-1 Oil, The Art of Compromise and Chap 9: The Glue, Self Esteem and confidence.


This is a great introduction to the topic of setting boundaries. The job of parenting is a long and ongoing! These are steps to head in the right direction 

 4 Tips for setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries for teenagers  need not be a difficult feat for parents to achieve. Many teenagers go to the way side because parents give up on parenting once their kids have reached the age of 14 or so.