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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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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