Nan Coosemans

How do I talk about the war in Ukraine with my teenage son or daughter?

As adults around the world watch Russia invade Ukraine, threatening to unleash what many fear will be the largest war in Europe since 1945, and which is speculated to have a global impact on the price of food, fuel, and metal, our kids are listening to our discussions, and watching the news while being bombarded

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Nan Coosemans

Respect: How to get it from your teenage children

Everything parents should know if they want to restate their leadership “My son doesn’t respect me”, “she never listens to what I say”, “he never helps at home”, “he’s always fighting with his siblings”, “she’s always raising her voice at me”. This is the kind of sentence I keep hearing from parents of teenage children

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Nan Coosemans

Corona virus: Dealing with your kids at home

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately on how we should live and deal with this moment, all the while coping with this “corona virus” that is creating so much havoc not only for society, the economy and the health care system, but also “at home”. Kids at home. We are talking mainly about

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