Top 10 Conflict Resolution Skills for Teens

Raised voices, rolled eyes, slamming doors… parents of teenagers are no strangers to conflict. Fighting is never fun, but every disagreement is an opportunity to teach teens how to handle conflict constructively. With the right skillset, disagreements and misunderstandings can lead to closer, more authentic relationships – right now and throughout your teen’s life. Here […]

Choosing the Right Therapist for Your Teen

The relationship between a therapist and a client is important for building the trust necessary for healing. Choosing the right therapist for your child is an important step, and with teenagers, it is typically best to allow them some “voice” in the process. Where do we begin? First, have a talk with your teen. Find […]

The Secret of Getting Teens to Listen

If you ever wonder if your teen’s ears have an off switch, you’re not alone. What’s the secret to getting teens to listen? One strategy experts agree on is for parents to improve their own listening skills. Most of us think we’re pretty good listeners, but our body language, choice of words, and tone of […]

Raising A Caring Teen

Caring. Compassionate. Considerate. When asked what qualities they most want to nurture in their teens, these are at the top of almost every parent’s list. We all want our children to know the value of caring for and giving to others. But from advertising to social media, today’s teens are bombarded with “me first” messages. […]

Understanding the Impact of Social Media

Parenting teens has never been an easy job, but today’s technology contributes new challenges that leave many of us feeling overwhelmed and underprepared. According to a 2020 Pew Research survey, two-thirds of parents say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, citing technology in general and social media as the top two […]

5 Ways to Encourage Goal Setting For Teens

Ask any teenager about their dreams for the future and you’re likely to be inspired. Teens are passionate, creative, and full of big ideas. But goal setting – breaking those ideas down into organized, manageable steps – is a skill they have to learn. As writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, \”A goal without a plan […]

Helping Your Teen Dream Big

Is your teen a big dreamer? Do they talk to you about their future plans and what lights them up inside? Or do they seem a little unsure of themselves and their goals? It doesn’t get a lot of attention, but a teen’s capacity to dream is an important indicator of their overall well-being. Teens […]

8 Simple Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Youth in Your Life

This June marks Pride Month which means more rainbow flags and equality stickers may show up in your newsfeeds and new vocabulary may come up in your conversations. You may feel awkward having these conversations, but they are absolutely essential. There are concerning statistics on bullying and suicide rates for LGBTQ+ youth, which are alarming. […]

6 Ways to Help Your Teen Unplug

Not including schoolwork, teens spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media on cell phones or other devices. That’s about half their waking hours. No wonder so many parents ask, “is my kid addicted to their phone?” The answer? Well… maybe. Cell phone addiction is real and knowing the signs and symptoms can […]

6 Surprising Strategies to Help Teens Focus

Whether your teen is easily distractible or overwhelmed by a busy schedule, the key to helping them focus is understanding the source of their struggles. When you and your teen figure out why their attention is going elsewhere, together you can find the right approach to bringing it back to the present moment. Each of […]

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