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Why doesn’t my teen have friends?

Why doesn’t my teen have friends?

As a parent, one of the hardest things to see is our kids not being accepted with their peers. It’s heartbreaking to see the parties they don’t get invited to, the get-togethers that they aren’t included in. When our kids were younger, we had a bit more control in...
Does my teen have social anxiety?

Does my teen have social anxiety?

Does this describe your teen: At home they are completely at ease but if someone comes over they go completely quiet At school they struggle in friendships They struggle to get to sleep at night They either avoid school work or they never know when they are done They...
Introvert’s guide to communication; Part one

Introvert’s guide to communication; Part one

I used to think I was bad at communicating because I would stumble with my words, feel overwhelmed, and couldn’t get out what I wanted to say. I would walk away from interactions feeling so embarrassed. But for me, the worst experiences were always when I couldn’t...
University and Social Anxiety

University and Social Anxiety

One of the worst things for me in university was walking into a class that already had students in it. The idea of all eyes on me as I walked in was so overwhelming. I found this so frustrating and confusing. My heart would be racing, I would quickly scan to find a...
Tips for Introverts on Social Anxiety

Tips for Introverts on Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is hard. Especially as an introvert. We want to be social, we want to make good connections, but we don’t connect well with just everyone. So when we want to connect, but then are stopped by anxiety it’s frustrating, annoying, embarrassing… I remember...
Leading with Kindness; a Police Officers Journey

Leading with Kindness; a Police Officers Journey

How many times have you been told that you need to toughen up? That you are being too kind? Too much of a doormat? I’m guessing it left you feeling confused. Coming from a place of kindness and respect has always felt right to you. It wasn’t something that you had to...