Posts Tagged ‘struggling teens’

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With experts saying that adolescence is the period when most children encounter drugs for the first time in their lives, parents of young teenagers are rightly worried. It has also become more important than ever for parents to have open conversations with their children about the consequences of drug abuse and the importance of making […]

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Guest post by Peggy McKibbin There are many things to be thankful for but, if you’re like me, a healthy relationship with your teen tops the list. After all, you have spent many years as caregiver, counselor, coach and cuddler to your “little one.” From first steps and first words, to the first date and […]

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Every week  I hear from parents about how intelligent their teens are, yet they are either using drugs (smoking pot) or drinking on a regular basis or even just on the weekends with their friends.  Yes, these kids are very smart and some are even very athletic, but they are making stupid choices.  This is […]

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Have you ever wondered as to why is it so hard to motivate some kids? As a parent, you might be thinking at times that the child will not care until the time, you twist their arms. However, sometimes despite all the efforts that you make, it is difficult to motivate the child. It might […]

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Animals help humans in more ways than we’ll ever fully understand, but what we do know is that they can have an important role in a person’s physical, social, educational and emotional well-being. Animal-assisted therapy can be an effective alternative or addition to traditional therapy models, whether it’s physical therapy, occupational therapy or cognitive behavior […]

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After experiencing my good teen making some bad choices, I found myself surfing the Internet until I was so confused and stressed that I couldn’t make a decision. One group of specialty schools and behavior modification programs kept popping up wherever I clicked, and I figured they must be good. Then I received their beautiful […]

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When you’re raising a teenager, your house can feel like a war-zone that’s scattered with potential land mines masquerading as casual questions. Every interaction can feel like it has the potential to blow up in your respective faces, leaving parents wondering what the safest course of action is in terms of avoiding an argument. During […]

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Post Newtown tragedy and we as a society not only mourn the loss of precious lives, we are debating what we can do from to prevent this from happening again. The conversation of gun control and mental health will continue for a long time. As someone that works with parents of struggling teenagers, I am […]

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“I just like to see how far I can go and what I can do and what I can accomplish out[side] of the everyday norm.” – Allan, 17 It has been said a thousand times: the biggest reason kids drink and drive, take drugs and do all kinds of crazy, dangerous stunts is that they […]

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“I think my teen is abusing alcohol.” Every parent, at some point or another, comes across a fear that brings them to their knees: teen drinking. Unfortunately, statistics show that this problem is more common than most parents want to admit. An article on the We Don’t Serve Teens website said that more than seven […]