Adolescents

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Adolescent Girls Battling Eating Disorders

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

This article explores the effects of adolescent female eating disorders on the individual and the family. It also ...

Launching Adolescents: A Family Affair

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

Launching Adolescents describes some of the difficulties young adults face as they plan to launch from their homes ...

Twenty Something

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

The twenties can be described as a time of great transitions. In this article, Christine outlines common struggles of ...

Surprise, Surprise: Not Everyone Likes Their Family Christmas

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Family gatherings are not always pleasant. We may not even like our family. What is the difference between like and ...

Myths About Sexual Abuse

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

As familiar as we may all think we are with the existence and impact of sexual abuse, there is nothing that diminishes ...

Pick your Battles: Peer and Parent Pressure

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Peer pressure is real, and parents receive few tips on how to manage themselves and their children in the peer ...

"The Talk"

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

The mere thought of having "the talk" about sexuality with their children often makes parents shudder and ...

Facebook, Teens, and Depression

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Some teens look to Facebook and other social media to determine their self worth. They do this by comparing their ...

Encouraging the Growth Mindset in Children

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

Parents naturally want the best for their children and can be instrumental in helping their children become resilient ...

Preparing for the School Year

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Families enjoy the change summer schedules bring. It seems families adjust to the summer schedule then quickly find ...

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What Teens Want Parents to Understand, #1 of 3, #3321

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

As teens are going through many changes, they sometimes assume that parents “don'’t get it” or “just don'’t ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #5 of 5, #3318

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #3 of 5, #3316

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #2 of 5, #3315

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #1 of 5, #3314

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #4 of 5, #3317

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

The Push/Pull of Adolescence, #2 of 2, #3320

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Adolescence is often been described as a second toddlerhood. Parents of adolescents often express to me the dichotomy ...

The Push/Pull of Adolescence, #1 of 2, #3319

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Adolescence is often been described as a second toddlerhood. Parents of adolescents often express to me the dichotomy ...

Nurturing Your Child's Relationship With God, #3 of 3, #3304

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each developmental phase carries with it particular tasks and ways of thinking that provide the groundwork for us to ...

Nurturing Your Child's Relationship With God, #2 of 3, #3303

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each developmental phase carries with it particular tasks and ways of thinking that provide the groundwork for us to ...

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