Archive | November, 2013

The Conversation with Your Teen About Sex Trafficking

by Sondra Miller Source: YourTeenMag.com Learning about the reali­ties and prevalence of sex trafficking can frighten and unsettle any parent. The first question that usually comes to mind is, “What can I do to pro­tect my teenager?” The most important thing you can do is to build a good relationship with your teenagers and main­tain strong […]

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Parenting Teenagers? Who Will Make It Through

By Renee Brown Source: YourTeenMag.com My teens are now teetering on the brink of young adulthood, and I am surprised that they still need me. I hear from friends that being “mom” never really ends. Some people might find this distressing but I say, “Thank goodness.” It just seems to get better and better as […]

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Asking For Help – It’s Ok

Jennica Janssen, LMFTI ACS Outpatient Counseling Intern Is there anything wrong with asking for help? As you read this question, you are probably thinking, “Of course not.” However, the truth is that most people do not want to reach out of their comfort zone and ask for help. Instead, people accept too much responsibility and […]

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Candy Flavored Tobacco Products On the Rise

Originally posted on Health & Family:
High school students in America are increasingly smoking tobacco products like hookahs, cigars, and e-cigarettes, which are not subject to FDA regulation and can be flavored like fruit or candy, according to a new report. Hookah use among high school students rose from 4.1 percent in 2011 to 5.4…

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Is Your Teen a Night Owl? That Could Explain His Poor Grades

Originally posted on Health & Family:
Staying up late is almost a rite of passage for teens, but night owl students could be paying the price with lower grades years after high school. There’s plenty of research showing that the sleep-wake cycle of adolescents is about two hours behind that of pre-pubescent children, which means…

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Who’s In Your Teen’s Village?

by Martha Chan, LMFT Site Director at Terman Middle School By now the saying that “It takes a village to raise a child” has entered our language, but what does it mean for the parents of teenagers?  When our children enter adolescence, one of their primary developmental tasks is to branch out beyond the immediate family […]

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