Tag Archives: adolescents

Turning Points for Troubled Teens

Although I work mostly with children and families, I see plenty of adult clients in therapy as well. With all of my clients, I spend the early sessions getting to know their stories. And boy, do they have stories. Here are … Continue reading

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Redefining Winning

Wherever there is a winner, there is at least one loser, and kids do not like to lose. Unfortunately for family dynamics, parents don’t really enjoy losing either. Because of this, parent-child disagreements sometimes get out of hand. What starts out … Continue reading

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Kids Will Be Kids

Boys will be boys. True. Girls will be girls. True as well. Kids will be kids. True again. I’ve been thinking a lot about these ideas recently, most likely because so much recent media attention has focused on hazing and bullying … Continue reading

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You might as well as laugh…

I have written before about the fact that what parents says is not always what children hear (Baseball and Ballet). We’ve all been there: we say something, our words enter the scrambled brains of our adolescents, and they respond in … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Say No (not to us, of course)

In my last post, which was about the top 9 reasons kids misbehave, I mentioned peer pressure. I hate it, you hate it, and we all know it can lead good kids to do knuckle-headed things. Still, as parents, we … Continue reading

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YIKES! Sex, Dating, Booze, and Drugs

Last week, I invited readers to suggest topics for future posts. Be careful what you wish for, right? One of my readers suggested that I address the following topic: parenting high school/college age with regards to casual dating, sex, alcohol … Continue reading

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To Snoop or Not to Snoop?

At some point in time, most parents will have to deal with the “to snoop or not to snoop” dilemma. Most parents have an intuitive sense that they shouldn’t look through their children’s backpacks, browse their text messages, search their … Continue reading

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