Tips on Teens

Teen Homework Struggles

Homework Struggles! If your teen is struggling with homework there are a lot of possible causes and solutions to the problem. The first rule for getting through homework difficulties is …

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Teen Judgement

https://youtu.be/Ps6cRz8DUj8 How do I get my kid to think before he does something stupid? “Good teen judgement” isn’t a phrase most people use in their daily lexicon. When adults think …

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What Is Reunification Therapy?

https://youtu.be/aFJZ0vYEhCI The purpose of reunification therapy is to reunite or reestablish a relationship between a parent and child. The first thing to know about this kind of therapy is that …

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Should you break up with your kid’s therapist?

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? Trying to decide if you should break up with your kid’s therapist? If your child likes their therapist, but you have reservations, then …

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Mandated reporters: disclosing domestic violence

What is mandated reporting? Are you holding back from sending your child to therapy because there’s a history of domestic violence in your home and you’re afraid the therapist will …

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How do I motivate my teen to be on time?!

f you’re struggling to motivate your teen to be more considerate of others, rest assured. Your kid won’t be 14 forever. In the meantime however, you may have to impose some boundaries and implement some reasonable consequences to manage the situation.

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Is your teen not communicating?

As adults, we can all probably remember being in situations where we had really big emotions but not been able to express them. Some parents might be tempted to take a “pull yourself up by the bootstraps and get going” kind of attitude with their kid. If your kid is in this kind of situation though, he or she is probably not in the “able to receive advice column.” Rather, they need emotional support.

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Teen Eating Disorders: Is my kid at risk?

If you suspect that your teen is developing an eating disorder, you need to take action promptly. It’s not just a phase or fad.

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My kid is scared he won’t make new friends at school…

When it comes to talking to your teen about their back to school anxiety, it’s less about what you say and more about how you listen. Mirror and reiterate his or her words so they know you understand what they’re feeling. Give your child the option to just be a sounding board, or if they want you to try and work it out with them, and then tread lightly!

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Is Simone Biles Setting a Bad Example for Kids?

So you’re thinking maybe Simone Biles set a bad example for your kid by pulling out of the Olympics?

That’s the topic in this Tips on Teens video, and (spoiler alert) we think Simone Biles is setting a great example for kids!

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