1. Legal Risks Of Teen Sexting

    Teens and tweens seem to be glued to their phones—surfing the Internet, engaging on social media platforms, and texting with friends. But what happens when some of those interactions take a dark turn, such as sexting? Unfortunately, sending sexually explicit messages over smart devices is more co…Read More

  2. Positive Programs For Teen Behavioral Problems

    Helping teens make behavioral changes is challenging. There are a host of behavioral problems that can develop and are difficult to change. These behavioral problems can be self inflicting ( cutting or depression or drug abuse ), or to aggressive and dangerous to others( anger, family violence and c…Read More

  3. Teen Anger Problems

    The Wrong Teen Mythology Leads To Poor Parenting Decisions Many people assume that teens have a unique predisposition to anger problems because of their unique "teen brain." However, this is not the case (see link at bottom of post). Popular culture has promoted the idea of the unique teen brain bas…Read More

  4. Warning Signs Of Self-Harm In Teens

    Self-harming is a secretive activity. Most of the time, the marks are carefully hidden and parents do not catch wind of the activity until it has become serious. However, there are plenty of tell-tale signs to help parents discover whether or not their teen is self-harming before it gets out of hand…Read More

  5. Teen Anxiety

    Anxiety disorders are among the most common disorders in children and adults. All teens suffer from anxiety from time to time under ordinary situations, like the first date and giving a presentation in school. However, many teens have deeper anxiety problems that impair their ability to live fulfill…Read More

  6. Three Key Elements Of Good Parenting

    Being good parents to kids in their teen years can be challenging. Teens go from being totally dependent on their parents to independent, self-motivated adults during their passage through adolescence. These dramatic personal changes are accompanied with dramatic relationship changes. Often, during …Read More

  7. Gossip Is Devastating To Vulnerable Teens

    Gossip is an unavoidable part of society. It functions as a "gatekeeper", enforcing rules of acceptable behavior in the group and society. However, gossip is also used to attack other people. There are many reasons why people use gossip to attack other people: some want more power and use gossip to …Read More

  8. Parent Weekend April 2014

    The first Parent Weekend took place last month. Parent Weekend is an opportunity for parents to learn and practice first-hand some of the techniques used to improve their parenting skills and deal with difficult kids. The first parent weekend was a great success and the parents felt it was extremely…Read More

  9. When Self-esteem Is Too High

    Self-esteem is something we all have to one degree or another. A balanced level of self-esteem helps us navigate through life's challenges, make appropriate choices and interact in a positive way with other people. Problems with self-esteem come when it is either too high or too low. A previous post…Read More

  10. Marijuana Facts For Parents

    There is a lot of hype and misinformation on the effects of marijuana in the media. For those promoting the 'new' marijuana economy, marijuana is harmless and the laws against it have been based on culture rather than science. Nothing is further from the truth, especially for children and teenagers.…Read More