The Healing Power of Apologies for Parents and Teens

An apology can bring powerful healing to conflicted relationships. I was privileged to witness this recently in a juvenile diversion mediation. In the mediation for a teen offender and her victims, one thirteen year old girl I’ll call Rebecca took a photo with her...

5 Steps to Effective Meetings

Meetings seem to be an inevitable part of life, whether you’re a stay at home mom active in your kid’s PTA, or the team leader of a big corporate project. Unfortunately, not enough people have learned the process and skills for creating effective, productive meeting....

Prisoner of a Teen Brain

Is it right to lock up teens forever when their brains are still developing? I read in the newspaper a few days ago that the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled to uphold a life sentence without parole to a teen, Omer Ninham, who murdered a 13 year old when he was 14. In...