Adolescents

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When Children Steal

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There isn't a parent on earth who enjoys the idea of their child stealing. Understanding the possible reasons that ...

Life Transitions

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article explores the task adolescents and their families face when leaving home. It describes the delicate ...

Five Strategies for Encouraging Teens to Grow Beyond Childhood

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article addresses five strategies for encouraging teenagers to grow beyond their childhood behaviors and ...

Teens and Anger

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes how easy it is for parents and teens to get into highly charged arguments and what important ...

Scared of My Daughter's Friends

A "Dear Rosa" question and answer regarding parenting concerns when a adolescent daughter connects with ...

My Child Won't Go To School

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

School phobia, a severe stress response toward school is a very perplexing condition. Suddenly a child simply will ...

A Parent's Guide To Minimizing Sibling Rivalry

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Although sibling rivalry exists in virtually every family, parents can be proactive in helping to minimize sibling ...

Ten Ways to "Train Up A Child"

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parenting is hard. Raising children in today's world is a juggling act for most people when trying to do a good job ...

Don'ts For Parents and Enablers

Compiled by Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There is tremendous difficulty for parents or spouses when their child or spouse becomes involved in the abuse of ...

Who I Am In Christ

Author Unknown, Edited by Brenda Spina, M.S.,LMFT, LPC

Knowing how God sees us and what we have available with Him is important in the developmental process of being His ...

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Don't Stop Believing: Taking Off the Therapy Hat 5 of 5 #3592

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Many times parents and family members of prodigals do not share their pain with other sand sometimes for good reason. ...

Don't Stop Believing 4 of 5 #3591

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Many times parents and family members of prodigals do not share their pain with other sand sometimes for good reason. ...

Don't Stop Believing 3 of 5 #3590

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Many times parents and family members of prodigals do not share their pain with other sand sometimes for good reason. ...

Don't Stop Believing 2 of 5 #3589

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Many times parents and family members of prodigals do not share their pain with other sand sometimes for good reason. ...

Don't Stop Believing 1 of 5 #3588

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Many times parents and family members of prodigals do not share their pain with other sand sometimes for good reason. ...

Cultivating Secure Bonds and Healthy Relationships in Children #3585

Carrissa Pannuzzo, MA, LMFT-T, LPC-T

We know the goals: strong, confident, independent children relate well to others and the world. Getting there is ...

The Stories We Tell 2 of 2 #3581

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when ...

The Stories We Tell 1 of 2 #3580

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when ...

Healthy Esteem: His Workmanship #3577

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

When we internalize His truth that we are His masterpiece, created with a kingdom purpose, a positive, healthy self ...

Family Rituals and Celebrations #3575

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

In our culture of productivity, "to-do" lists, and increasing pressure, it is important to remember and ...

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