May 21 2012
Self harm among young people is not a passing phase, it doesn't only happen in other families, and it is always an indication of an unbearable level of pain. If you're a parent of a child you believe is engaged in self harm, please listen to this show. Then reach out for help. Self harm does not go away by itself. Adults who have been self-harming for decades wish someone had cared enough to intervene. Children and teens who are self-harming as a way to cope with unimaginable pain are longing for the compassionate intervention of an adult. Start here. Find more information at ronaejull.com.
April 24 2012
If you're a parent who was abused during your own childhood, it is likely that you will pass on some of that pain to your own children unless you mindfully do something different. Just hoping is not enough!
Join Dr. Carol and Ronae Jull as they discuss breaking the cycle of child abuse.
For more information, pick up the new book, "A Bigger Bandaid: hope for parents abused as children", available on Amazon in print or digital format.
February 27 2012
Parenting teens who are exploring romance can be frustrating, confusing, and can challenge your ability to be flexible. With teenagers hitting puberty at younger ages, their hormones are getting turned “on” earlier, and they’re likely interested in dating before they have the emotional resources in place to handle it. Recently I wrote a blog post “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” where we talked about the challenges of parenting a teen during those dating years, and ways you - as a parent - can help.
In this LIVE radio show, I talk about some of those challenges, and give you tangible solutions that will help! Here is just a snapshot of our discussion:
- How to tackle the tough subjects of teen pregnancy, STDs, dating violence, and substance abuse with your teenager.
- Tools your teen needs as they begin the dating experience.
- Dating rules and consequences for teenagers at different ages and stages.
- Tools YOU need as a parent of dating teenagers.
Have teens who are struggling with broken hearts, or is your family walking through a dating tragedy? Send me a secure message and lets get started helping you find solutions and healing.
January 9 2012
Co-parenting is one of the toughest parts of parenting. Once your marriage or relationship has ended, you're left struggling with how to still interact with the other parent of your child in order to help provide them the best possible growing up experience.
How do you manage your emotional response when the parenting your ex provides your child goes against your desires, or even your beliefs?
What is a healthy response when your child makes comparisons and you come up short?
Is it possible to NOT react to your ex in anger while still honoring your emotional experience?
How can you provide gentle and effective parenting when your child struggles with adjusting to the back-and-forth?
If you're sharing the parenting of your child with his or her other parent who no longer lives with you (or never did), you'll want to listen to this show. We'll provide concrete and tangible solutions that you can use right now to ease the stress you've been living under.
For additional information on this subject, please visit my website, and check out the article called For Teens' Sake for more ideas.
For more personalized alongside-you coaching, contact the HOPE Coach, or enroll in the latest "Winning the Battle with your Teen" series. Here's more information.
December 1 2011
Years ago there was just one message: Go to school, or else! But teenagers who struggle to fit in, who are victims of bully kids or bully teachers, or who simply have a tough time adjusting to the academic setting of the typical high school, now have many more viable options. Listen to learn about the warning signs you need to pay attention to, when and how to intervene effectively, and ways to make those tough teen years less stressful for your teenager. For more information please visit my recent blog post on this subject: Five Ways to Help A Teen Who Hates School. For HOPE-filled help from the HOPE Coach, send an email to RJ@ronaejull.com.
November 1 2011
When parents are trying to be tough and consistent with their teenager who is pushing all the limits, there is a danger of crossing a line and picking up some bullying behavior. The Tough Love principles of creating tough consequences for extreme wrong behavior are sound; yet some parents justify yelling (or cussing) right back, using put downs,giving as good as they get. See my full article Tough Love or Bully Parenting.
If you’re one of those supremely frustrated parents of a teenager and find yourself “losing it”, please listen to this show. We discussed how to implement the principles of Tough Love while keeping yourself calm, how to practice mindful parenting when your teen challenges everything you do, and ways to transform your family.
For more information please visit my website RonaeJull.com.
September 20 2011
Ever feel like your teenager has disappeared, and been replaced by an alien from another galaxy? Understanding your child's brain development can transform your parenting from unbearable frustration into calm and effective understanding. Listen to today's podcast of the live radio show for concrete ideas and practical applications. Need more help? Come visit http://ronaejull.com. There is always hope!
August 25 2011
So many parents worry about how to help their teens develop healthy sexuality and to foster healthy relationships with their peers. If you wonder how much influence you have over your teenager, you need to listen to this show! Teens say that they're experience heavy pressure to "be sexy", and that their peers are more sexually active than they are. Is this true? Would it surprise you to know that teens long to discuss more than just biology? That they want to talk with you about how to have relationships, how to practice abstinence, and how to say no?
For more information please visit my website: http://ronaejull.com
July 11 2011
If you're mom or dad to teens or adult children and struggle with financial issues, you will want to listen to this podcast. How much to give, how to give, when to give: we tackle all those tough challenges of finding a healthy balance between helping and making the financial maturity process of your children more difficult. We also talk about those super tough issues like adult kids who refuse to grow up, who use their parents money for drugs or illegal activities, and when it is imperative to "cut them off". Learn how not to sacrifice your emotional, spiritual, and financial integrity just to keep a relationship with your child!
For more information, please visit the my website.