Tag Archives: Parenting

Do Your Teens Know That You Adore Them?

by Rom Brafman Ph.D., Site Director at La Entrada Middle School It recently occurred to me that few people I have come across truly believe that they are great. Women appear to be even more apt to have difficulties owning their greatness.  Ask someone whether they think they are great and they’re likely to look […]

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Organize your Teen for the School Year – 5 Tips

For students across the United States school has started or is a week away from starting. For adolescents organization does not come naturally, but a little organization goes a long way to help relieve stress brought on by school work. Here are some helpful tips for parents to get your child organized before school really […]

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Helicopter Parenting-What Experts and Teens Think

Source: http://yourteenmag.com/2012/04/helicopter-parents-3/ Haven’t we all had a helicopter moment? Perhaps it was a note to a teacher, protesting a grade or a call to a coach, insisting our teenager get to play in next week’s game. Maybe it was helping too much with an English paper or wrangling an invitation to a party. Whatever the […]

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Common Mistakes Parents Make When Disciplining Their Teen

Source: radicalparenting.com By: Radical Parenting Intern What does it really mean when teens ‘misbehave’, do something ‘wrong’ or ‘mess-up.’ I think that all parents have a fundamental dilemma when thinking about ‘punishing’ their children. Some… Parents Take Their Children’s Mistakes Personally The first part of this argument is that many parents take their children’s mistakes […]

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Help Your Teen Deal with Peers

Source: YourTeenMag.com It’s painful to watch our teenagers struggle with peer relationships at school or anywhere. But it’s important to let your teenager take the lead in solving these problems, say the experts. Here are three ways to help (without taking over). Listen first; suggest second. If teens confide in you, they may not want […]

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Spring Fever or Loss of Motivation: How to Help Your Underachieving Teen

By Jennifer Jones, LCSW, Site Director, Palo Alto High School It’s that time of year; the long winter is over, trees are blossoming, the temperature is warming, and we all want to go to the beach instead of to work.  That’s why Spring Break was invented.  But what if a week of vacation doesn’t revive […]

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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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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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The Task of Becoming a Teen

by Charlotte Villemoes, LMFT Site Director at Woodside High School After years of challenging teen years my son has finally emerged again, and much to my delight I am discovering he was hiding a real human being in there, someone who is able to communicate and show some basic interest in other people, including his […]

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Cyberbulling: What Parents Need to Know

by Katie Luce, LMFT Site Director at Redwood High School & Jordan Middle School This article is intended to educate parents and families about a serious issue affecting adolescents known as cyberbullying. My hope is to provide information, highlight some of the emotional issues that arise from cyberbullying, and offer suggestions regarding what families can […]

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