Hey, it's hard to be the parent of a teen. We help you reclaim your time, energy, confidence and health so you can feel your best. Each week we bring you tools and techniques to feel happier while raising strong, confident teens with fewer rules and more laughter. We're Erik and Michelle Lehnardt and we've taken a deep dive into positive psychology, life coaching and brain science to bring you better, easier ways to raise great teens. We don't claim to be perfect (in fact, if you want to tell us something we've done wrong, we'll say, "You're probably right.") but we have 28 years of parenting experience and we can save you from so many missteps and mistakes. Looking to feel amazing while creating a joyful home and raise kind, strong, self-sufficient kids? Keep listening.
Fall in Love With the Process
If you want to live a life you love, fall in love with the process.
Take Care of Yourself
Truly taking care of yourself means deciding you are worth the time, effort and energy. It means bringing more joy into your life.
Aging: You're getting older every day. You might at well enjoy it.
Our society worships youth, but we're all getting older. We have so much happiness ahead of us.
Conflict Communication: How to Keep Your Cool When It Matters Most
All families have conflict. Learning to respond, rather than react; approaching conflict with love, rather than anger-- makes all the difference.
Be Kind to Yourself
Parenting is HARD. Take care of yourself, so you can take care of the people you love, so you can handle whatever happens next.Looking for more parenting resources? Check out THE TOOL BOX- 35 Tools for Better Communication and More Joy at Home. Use the...
Thrive Parenting is changing. Again. Truth is, we're just trying to make this work.
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I listen to this podcast not just for parenting help but to learn life skills for myself. I enjoy Michelle and Eric’s authentic energy and compassion and find that every time I listen to a episode I feel happier.
Happiness at home
I’m so grateful for the insights that I have honed into while listening and really trying to apply. I have such amazing kids, but I feel like a dictator sometimes. I have found much strength and fun as my wife and I have tried to hone our skill as parents. We are having more fun together. Positivity has increased. Love has increased.
Great Tips for Raising Teens
I really enjoy the topics they cover. They’re very applicable for a mom of teens. I just wish the host wouldn’t laugh every time she talks.