What do you do when your kid gets into their first toxic teenage relationship? For you as a parent this can feel like the world you know is crumbling to pieces. You may fear that your child is drifting away down a self destructive path, or that you can no longer protect them. These feelings are completely natural, but we urge you to play the long game instead.
We all make mistakes, right? As adults, we know that when we mess up, the more we can embrace mistakes and setbacks, the wiser we become. Your perfectionist teen most likely doesn’t have the life experience to put these kinds of life events into context.
If you’re panicking about your child’s college application process, it might help to take a step backwards and examine your own expectations. If your kid is struggling to apply to colleges, it might be a sign that they’re just not ready.
Teenagers, or adolescents, tend to distance themselves from their parents as they enter adolescence. The drive for teenage independence is a normal part of their development.
There’s nothing easy about divorce! It’s hard on everyone, not just the two people who are divorcing. And of course, it can be hardest on kids.
When you have a teenager, dealing with moodiness is pretty normal. This has been true since the beginning of time. But how do you know if it’s teenage depression?
We have a lot of experience working with teens and families, so we know homework is a big struggle for many.
Sometimes when kids get into school fights, once it’s over they get over it quickly. Other times there may be bigger issues.
Therapy groups give a teen access to social support in a setting where they are not being bullied. Being an environment where a kid feels supported and understood, they are more likely to reach out for the help they need
Parenting teens can be a challenging journey, particularly when it feels as though your adolescent is closed off or pushing you away. It’s natural for parents to question themselves when this happens