Parents Win With Coaching (part 1)

When it comes to your teen...

  • "Do you mostly focus on what is negative or what is positive?"
  • "Do you tend to focus more on what's not working or on growth and development?"
  • "Is your outlook more in the past or forward thinking?"
  • "Do you tend to fix their problems/struggles or help them come up with their own solutions?"
  • "Do you tend to focus on what's wrong or how to make things better?"

These are excellent reflective questions when it comes to guiding our teens through life. And they also speak to what separates a coach from a critic. 

Dan Rockwell, an excellent leadership coach, explores these questions further in today's podcast. We also address a very specific question I receive from parents: "My son or daughter isn't motivated when it comes to school. And they are doing the minimum amount of work to get by or sometimes nothing. When it comes to school, they are stressed out. Can you help?" 

Dan's years of experience and insights are very useful. His daily blog,, is a library of helpful tips for leaders. I think you will enjoy him!

David Roux is an Academic Life Coach for teens and college students from Fishers, IN. For more information, check out