NEGOTIATION SKILLS AS AN EFFECTIVE TEEN PARENTING STRATEGY

NEGOTIATION SKILLS AS AN EFFECTIVE TEEN PARENTING STRATEGY

Does this sound familiar?  “Because I am your parent and I said so!”  The next statement would sound like this, “well I am still not doing it and you can’t make me.”  Ultimately, this exchange ends with a behavioral escalation and then consequences.  None of which results in the desired task being completed.

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NAVIGATING YOUR TEEN'S SENIOR YEAR TO SUCCESS

NAVIGATING YOUR TEEN'S SENIOR YEAR TO SUCCESS

The year it all comes together.  Yes, being a senior in high school is a time for reflection, a time to prepare for the next chapter, a time to say goodbye, and a time to celebrate.  Wait a minute; it is still a school year, isn’t it?  Doesn’t that mean there are still expectations to perform well and finish strong?  With college admissions often based on the condition of maintaining academic performance, and scholarships dependent on performance as well, it is critical that senior year be taken just as seriously as all others.  Enter the dreaded senior-itis.

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TEEN CUTTING: COPING WITH SELF-HARM

TEEN CUTTING: COPING WITH SELF-HARM

Teen depression is not a phase.  The risk of suicide among depressed teens is scary.  Recent statistics show that more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined. Each day in America, there are an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12. 

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THE TOUGH TEEN TALK: WHAT NOT TO WEAR IN PUBLIC

THE TOUGH TEEN TALK: WHAT NOT TO WEAR IN PUBLIC

We all know the stories of teens hiding clothes in their backpacks so they can change at school.  This allows them to avoid the conflict of arguing with their parents about their choice in clothing, yet still have their preferred style of self-expression.  With the over-sexualized culture we live in, this can have devastating results. 

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THE TECHNOLOGY TRAP: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AND TEXT APPS ARE KEEPING PARENTS IN THE DARK

THE TECHNOLOGY TRAP: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AND TEXT APPS ARE KEEPING PARENTS IN THE DARK

It seems so long ago that we had to call a landline to get a hold of someone we wanted to have a conversation with.  Long gone are the days where parents acted as the gatekeeper for who their kids talked to.  Now it is as easy to talk to anybody you like with the click of a button, and with people posing as others on the Internet it is near impossible to be certain who your kid is actually talking to.

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