How to Raise a Responsible Teenager

Do you have a responsible teenager? What does being a “responsible teenager” really mean? As their parent, you want to trust that your teenager will make wise decisions. This means responding well in the present moment as well as planning ahead for the future. This skill requires clarity and confidence. Do you have a plan […] Read more…

Why Is My Teenager So Angry?

Why Is My Teenager So Angry

Why is my teenager so angry? Do you wonder what makes your teenager so angry? Teenagers experience their emotions very intensely, even if they do not always show it. Their emotions can come as a surprise and often feel disruptive, frustrating or concerning to others. An angry teenager may have emotional outbursts or become cold, […] Read more…

Your Teen is a Perfectionist: These 4 Tips will Help

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Your Teen is a Perfectionist: These 4 Tips will Help Being called a perfectionist is relatively common. It’s less common for us to consider the impact perfectionism may have on a teenager. Does your teen get excellent grades, but at the cost of a high stress level? Or, do theyget poor grades because she waits until […] Read more…

How to De-Stress and Motivate Your Teen

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How to De-Stress and Motivate Your Teen What does your teen do to motivate themselves and reduce their level of stress? Your teen has responsibilities at home and at school. You know that keeping their work ethic and motivation high will help them have less stress in the long run. However, trying to get your […] Read more…

Teen Medicine Abuse: 4 Prevention Tips for Parents

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Teen Medicine Abuse: 4 Prevention Tips for Parents By Anita Brikman The teenage years are a challenging time. As parents, we worry about negative influences on our teens and the choices they’ll make. We’re especially watchful for signs of experimentation with alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs. However, there are other substances that should also be […] Read more…

Defeating Doubt During Change

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Doubt During Times of Change Do you have a sense of doubt in yourself or the world around you? Take a look at how change in your life has impacted you. Change is a part of life, but it may leave you feeling powerless because you are experiencing things that are unfamiliar or unexpected. It may also be […] Read more…