Understanding Your Teenager

ADHD Kids and Online Dating

The ability of your 17 year old kid with ADHD to set boundaries is probably limited. She most likely will need your help, and she still will most likely push back on that help

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Teenage Independence: How Can Parents Navigate It?

It’s normal for teens to push away from parents and grasp for more freedom and independence. But it’s also normal for us parents to be scared by that and want to hold on. The push/pull between parents and teens wanting their freedom is a phenomenon which hopefully helps both parties find the perfect middle. And it may even be a healthier place to be.

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Obnoxious Teenagers

If you’ve just about had it with those obnoxious teenagers, we get where you’re coming from. We work with them all the time!

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Shoplifting: How to respond When Your Teen Steals

Sometimes shoplifting can be indicative of deeper emotional problems in teenagers. More commonly however, what teens get out of shoplifting is empowerment.

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Infidelity: How Can Children Heal?

If you’ve had infidelity in your marriage it can be as hard for your kids as it is for you. Children may feel a range of emotions from shame, embarrassment, betrayal and anger when one parent has been unfaithful. Kids may also feel a strong need to protect the parent who got hurt.

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College: Sending Your Teen Off

For parents, sending a kid off to college can summon every parental fear you’ve ever had. Even as your teen is on the verge of adulthood, watching them leave for school brings up those same feelings as when you left them alone with a babysitter for the first time.

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Summer Jobs and Teens

A summer job is a fantastic growing opportunity for your teen. They could have the kind of positive experience that changes their lives. They could make new friends and learn something about following through with a commitment. If you’re going to nudge or encourage them in some way to commit, you have to do it with compassion and empathy

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Giving Kids Advice: “It’s a Trap!”

Your teenage son or daughter most likely doesn’’t want to hear what you have to say, or how you did it back in “your day.” What teens really want when they come to you in these situations is actually pretty simple. They want to feel “seen,” and for you to validate their feelings.

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Talking to Kids About War & World Events

How do you talk to your kids about the war in Ukraine? They’re going to hear about it somewhere so it’s best that you start the discussion.

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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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