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Mother’s Day When Your Teen Has Two Homes

Holidays change after divorce, separation, or remarriage.  They aren’t better or worse per se, simply different, and often they come with sometimes unexpected emotions as each member of a family grapples with the “new normal.”  Here are a few things to consider as we near the Mother's Day holiday in the United States. 1) Be prepared for All the Emotions...[ read more ]

How to Choose a Great Therapist for Your Teen

Choosing a therapist for your child is tough, especially when your child is a teen.  Not only do you need to trust the expertise of the therapist, feel like they understand you as the parent, and connect with them, your teen also needs those same things.  Your teen will need to feel heard, understood, and like the therapist is someone...[ read more ]

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high schoolers.  Suicide is often, though not always, preventable.  Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.  It’s important for adults and teens alike to be aware of those signs and know the steps to take...[ read more ]

Teen Mental Health & COVID-19

Many of you who are reading this are parenting adults.  You may have processed during this pandemic your own big feelings of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and loneliness.  You may still be taking the emotions as they come each day as we get new information, policies change, and hope and fear of the vaccine coming out swells.  Most of us have...[ read more ]

Recognizing Anxiety in Teens

Almost a third of teenagers (age 13-18) had an anxiety disorder according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If it seems like anxiety in teens is on the rise, it’s because it is.  Teens face unprecedented pressure to “succeed,” more adversities in childhood (parental divorce, parental substance abuse issues and other adversities), and an unregulated social media system designed...[ read more ]

Top 4 Things to Do When You Catch Your Teen Vaping

So you caught your teen vaping… You are probably experiencing a whole range of emotions right now…anger, disgust, fear, shame, sadness and more.  You may be wondering how your teen got a vape and why, oh why, they’re doing this.  I get it.  It may be hard for you to wrap your brain around what might be going on with...[ read more ]

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