Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

Stressed-Out Teens

December 3rd, 2008

Just like adults, stress can have very negative impacts on an adolescent’s mental and emotional health.  Anxiousness, withdrawal, agitation, depression, and the behaviors teens turn to to cope with these feelings are all possible responses.  Teens who aren’t successfully coping can turn to drugs, unsafe sex, anger, and other dangerous behaviors.  When faced with such situations, parents often times feel fearful, irritated, and hopeless. 

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Hiding a Serious Illness from Your Child?

October 27th, 2008

Living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, or another serious illness is difficult.  Living with an illness and having a child in the home is beyond words.  We as parents want to shield our children from pain, harm, and fear.  Medical emergencies makes this hard to do.

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Coming of Age

October 22nd, 2008

I recently facilitated a “Coming of Age” group for adolescent boys, ages 13 and 14.  What a fun experience!  But what a reminder of the influence peers have on our children.

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More Than Teen Angst

October 20th, 2008

Is your teenager or adolescent driving you crazy? Are you finding her or his behavior out-of-control or self-destructive? Do you battle over every little thing? Has your son or daughter changed…becoming depressed, reclusive, or uninterested in activities he or she used to enjoy? Are you concerned about your child?

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