Adolescent & Teenager Psychotherapy Blog

In Defense of Listening

In defense of listening? Who would doubt that listening is an important, even powerful tool? Nobody reading this - that is certain. However, we all (myself included) can forget just how profound it is to feel heard and how healing this can be for relationships. When we truly listen we are giving another person validation, attention, and acceptance. There is...[ read more ]

How Was School?

If your child or teenager is like most, they hate that question. It is the quintessential question that parents ask their kids and I'd like to offer you a few pointers if the response you get to that question is, "Fine." As parents, you want to stay informed and connected, and it's important to know what's happening because a lot...[ read more ]

Handling Back to School Anxiety

Summer is almost over and it's time to get ready for sending your kids back to school. While this time of year can bring relief and long-awaited consistency to parents' lives it can also be quite stressful for some kids. For kids with less than positive feelings about school their anxieties and upset can be easier to understand. It's more...[ read more ]

My Top 2 Tips for Talking with your Teenager

Keeping lines of communication open between parents and teenagers isn't always easy. I work with parents who are devoted to maintaining strong ties with their adolescents. If you have a teenager that tells you everything, or even one that tells you a lot, you may be doing these things already. The truth is that any parent can improve communication with...[ read more ]

Parenting An Angry Teen

Raising a teenager can be one of the most challenging experiences a parent will go through. Teenagers are in an awkward stage, dealing with hormonal changes that are out of their control and a developing brain. They’re awakening to new realizations about themselves and the world around them.Teenage rebellion is a natural phase, however, handling it as a parent is...[ read more ]

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