Archive | April, 2013

Stanford Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program hosts Parent’s Night

On Thursday, May 2nd Stanford’s Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program will be hosting a Parent’s Night for parents of children who have or may have bipolar disorder. The event will be held at the Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Rd, Stanford, CA 94305. The evening will have a presentation and Q&A session with doctors with Kiki Chang, […]

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4 Things Every Teen Wants Their Parents to Know

Source: Vanessa Van Petten of Radical Parenting.com Teens love their parents and deep down they want to get along and have a relationship that they can always count on. However, some things they do can drive their kids crazy…and even sabotage a good relationship. 1. Don’t Ask ‘Answer-Questions’ An Answer-Question is a question that already […]

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Palo Alto High School’s Teen Magazine Examines Rape Culture

The recent issue of  Palo Alto High School’s Verde Magazine explores a sensitive topic for the teen community- that of rape culture. In the 14:5 Issue titled “Rape Culture”, the teen written-and-edited magazine published on a quarterly basis confronts an issue that for most cities, schools, families, and teens is not often openly spoken about.  […]

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Navigating the Relationship with your Teen

by Chris Chiochios, LMFT, Site Director for JLS Middle School In my work with teens and their parents, I find that one of the most common and primary “complaints” or problems that bring families to seek additional support for their teen or child is communication, or lack thereof.  In reality communication is occurring, but it […]

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Sexual Assualt and Online Bullying Turn Deadly for One Saratoga Teen Girl

A unesscesary tragedy occurred September 10, 2012, when 15 yr old Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott took her own life after suffering sexual assault and online humiliation at the hands of her attackers. Her parents had no knowledge of the assault on their 15-year-old daughter at the time she took her life but learned […]

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Study Shows Seeing Smiles Can Lower Aggression

Source: Time, April 4, 2013 article “Study Shows Seeing Smile Can Lower Aggression” By Maia Szalavitz A happy face can certainly lift spirits, but can it reduce rage? Studies have documented that the physical act of smiling is a universal, and effective way to lift mood, if briefly. But in the latest research on the […]

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Parents “Text and Drive” more than their Teens

Source: Sue Scheff Blog Post: “Parents Texting and Driving Worse Than Teens According to New Poll” Nearly half of commuters self-reported texting while driving in a recent poll1, and 43% of those who did called it a “habit.” Commuters are texting and driving even more than teens – 49%1, compared to 43%2.  And the problem has […]

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