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Find Out if Your Teen is a Master of Parental Manipulation 101

Manipulate: To control or influence a person cleverly, unfairly, or unscrupulously. How clever is your teen? Do they try to influence you in unfair and unscrupulous ways? If so, you’re not alone. Manipulation is common among children of all ages. When they’re younger, their goal may be to get extra cookies, get out of cleaning […]

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4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Teen’s Willpower

How would you rate your teen’s self-discipline? Is she a super-tasker, accomplishing more in a week than you thought possible? Or maybe she’s very self-controlled, finishing all her homework before the video games start? If that’s the case, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. But if your teen needs a little more prodding, you’ll […]

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Teachers Tackle the Mixed Marijuana Messages Teens Receive

What happens when two educators can’t find the resources they need for their students? They create their own program. At least, that’s what happened when teacher Sarah Grippa and school counselor Molly Lotz recognized the need to better educate teens on the dangers of adolescent marijuana use. The result: the Marijuana Education Initiative (MEI). “We […]

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Getting Real About the Dangers of Underage Drinking

If you asked your teen to list the risks of underage drinking, what would they say? If you’re like many parents, the answers may surprise you. As adults, it’s easy to assume teens understand the risks involved. But, what’s logical and obvious to us is often completely missed by teens. Their limited view of the […]

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7 Things Parents Should Look for in a Child Therapist

As if parenting wasn’t hard enough, you’re now faced with the task of choosing the best therapist for your child. To many parents, this task feels overwhelming. How do you know what to look for? Who will provide the best intervention and support? The Essential Qualities in a Child Therapist? As you begin your search, […]

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To Keep My Kids Off Drugs I Should...Take Away Their Toys?

Conrad sorted the rocks he collected yesterday, tucking them safely away in his chair-and-blanket fort. He then rejoined his classmates, and they continued their trek through “the jungle,” pretending to be explorers on a safari mission. After a while, they switched to their recently-invented restaurant game and served up delicious (though invisible) hamburgers. Why aren’t […]

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Is Your Teen a Social Chameleon? Here's Why You Need to Know...

Libby is well-liked by her classmates. She seems to fit in with everyone. No matter who she is with, she makes them feel liked, listened to, and befriended. They feel comfortable around her. Libby’s secret to success is her ability to blend. She easily adopts the norms of those around her. Whether it’s a pattern […]

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5 Communication Barriers Parents Must Break

Have you tried talking to your teen about drugs? Making good choices? The risks involved? How did that conversation go? If you’re like most parents, you’ve encountered a few obstacles. Maybe you haven’t found the right moment to have the conversation, or your teen wasn’t receptive to what you had to say. Since this topic […]

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A Survival Kit for the Parents of Angry Teens

Holly slammed her bedroom door and flung herself onto her bed. After an angry outburst at the dinner table, her parents had sent her to her room. This had happened several times over the past few weeks. She was starting to get the message: Her parents didn’t want to listen to what was making her […]

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Watch Your Body Language When Having the "Drug Talk"

The time has come. You need to have a tough talk with your teen. Whether it’s to educate them about the dangers of drugs or to confront them about their drug use, the conversation won’t be easy. And, if you aren’t careful, you can make it even more difficult. How? With your body language. Projecting […]

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Find Out if Your Teen is a Master of Parental Manipulation 101

Manipulate: To control or influence a person cleverly, unfairly, or unscrupulously. How clever is your teen? Do they try to influence you in unfair and unscrupulous ways? If so, you’re not alone. Manipulation is common among children of all ages. When they’re younger, their goal may be to get extra cookies, get out of cleaning […]

Read more »
4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Teen’s Willpower

How would you rate your teen’s self-discipline? Is she a super-tasker, accomplishing more in a week than you thought possible? Or maybe she’s very self-controlled, finishing all her homework before the video games start? If that’s the case, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. But if your teen needs a little more prodding, you’ll […]

Read more »
Teachers Tackle the Mixed Marijuana Messages Teens Receive

What happens when two educators can’t find the resources they need for their students? They create their own program. At least, that’s what happened when teacher Sarah Grippa and school counselor Molly Lotz recognized the need to better educate teens on the dangers of adolescent marijuana use. The result: the Marijuana Education Initiative (MEI). “We […]

Read more »
Getting Real About the Dangers of Underage Drinking

If you asked your teen to list the risks of underage drinking, what would they say? If you’re like many parents, the answers may surprise you. As adults, it’s easy to assume teens understand the risks involved. But, what’s logical and obvious to us is often completely missed by teens. Their limited view of the […]

Read more »
7 Things Parents Should Look for in a Child Therapist

As if parenting wasn’t hard enough, you’re now faced with the task of choosing the best therapist for your child. To many parents, this task feels overwhelming. How do you know what to look for? Who will provide the best intervention and support? The Essential Qualities in a Child Therapist? As you begin your search, […]

Read more »
To Keep My Kids Off Drugs I Should...Take Away Their Toys?

Conrad sorted the rocks he collected yesterday, tucking them safely away in his chair-and-blanket fort. He then rejoined his classmates, and they continued their trek through “the jungle,” pretending to be explorers on a safari mission. After a while, they switched to their recently-invented restaurant game and served up delicious (though invisible) hamburgers. Why aren’t […]

Read more »
Is Your Teen a Social Chameleon? Here's Why You Need to Know...

Libby is well-liked by her classmates. She seems to fit in with everyone. No matter who she is with, she makes them feel liked, listened to, and befriended. They feel comfortable around her. Libby’s secret to success is her ability to blend. She easily adopts the norms of those around her. Whether it’s a pattern […]

Read more »
5 Communication Barriers Parents Must Break

Have you tried talking to your teen about drugs? Making good choices? The risks involved? How did that conversation go? If you’re like most parents, you’ve encountered a few obstacles. Maybe you haven’t found the right moment to have the conversation, or your teen wasn’t receptive to what you had to say. Since this topic […]

Read more »
A Survival Kit for the Parents of Angry Teens

Holly slammed her bedroom door and flung herself onto her bed. After an angry outburst at the dinner table, her parents had sent her to her room. This had happened several times over the past few weeks. She was starting to get the message: Her parents didn’t want to listen to what was making her […]

Read more »
Watch Your Body Language When Having the "Drug Talk"

The time has come. You need to have a tough talk with your teen. Whether it’s to educate them about the dangers of drugs or to confront them about their drug use, the conversation won’t be easy. And, if you aren’t careful, you can make it even more difficult. How? With your body language. Projecting […]

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