Helping Your Teen Overcome Shame and Guilt

We are all likely to experience feelings of shame and guilt at some point. Our children and teens are not immune to feeling these emotions from time to time. For some, it can become more of a chronic concern that can lead to some harmful and dangerous behaviors. Helping your teen starts with recognizing shame-based […]

Helping Parents Who Feel Defeated and Hopeless

Parenting truly is a journey. One that feels more like a rollercoaster than anything else sometimes. Bringing home a newborn can bring with it feelings of helplessness a sense of being completely overwhelmed, but we adapt as we learn how to care for the newborn. As infants turn to toddlers, elementary school students, and teens, […]

Helping Your Teen Deal with Face to Face Bullying

No matter the form it takes, bullying can result in some deep and lifelong emotional scars for your teen. If you faced bullies as a teen, then you’re aware of just how it can impact your life today. Many resources address how teens should handle digital bullying. Online bullying is a serious and real problem […]

Is Your Teens Social Media Use Causing ADHD?

Most of us use a smartphone to access social media at least once a day. Today’s teens can often be found spending an excessive amount of time browsing and updating at least one social media platform. As a parent, you may be well aware of some of the potential downsides of using social media platforms, […]

5 New Social Media Sites Parents Need to Understand

Social media has become a large part of our daily lives and the lives of our teens. While there are many good things to be said about being able to connect with family and friends scattered across the globe, there are also some concerns parents should have. Do you know which social media platforms your […]

Teen Won’t Go To School? Here’s What You Can Do

We can likely all empathize with a teenager not wanting to go to school now and then. Whether due to peer pressure, fears of being bullied, or just wanting to avoid a test they didn’t study for, your teen may understandably wish to skip school occasionally. However, if your teenager refuses to go to school […]

Tips to Manage Aggressive Child Behavior

It can take you by surprise to see your child acting out with aggressive behavior. Whether it has been slowly escalating or has hit you out of nowhere, aggression can take a toll on the whole family. It can leave you feeling concerned and potentially a bit fearful. As a parent, you have likely faced […]

Parental Abuse: Handling a Teen That Threatens Harm

Some defiant behavior is expected from your teenager as he tries to navigate the changes in his body and his life. But you may find yourself faced with a defiant teen who is making threats of harming themselves or others. At what point do you start to take threats seriously? What should you do if […]

Will Behavior Modification Help Your Teen?

If your teen is struggling, getting him into therapy can be helpful. As a part of his therapeutic treatment plan, you may start to hear about behavior modification therapy. If you’ve never encountered it, you may wonder just what it is and how it can help your teen. Within the umbrella of behavior modification are […]

7 Key Ways to Reduce Child Anger

When our children are toddlers, we expect the potential to lash out with anger when they get frustrated or overstimulated. A large part of the toddler meltdown can generally be attributed to them feeling frustrated and simply not having the communication skills needed to get what they need. However, for older children, there is often […]