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When children are born they rely on their parents for everything from food to shelter to safety. Parents are the most important thing in a baby’s life, and while parents want their children to grow up to be independent, it’s not uncommon to still want to feel important in their life. But being an important part of their child’s life is very different from creating

Stepping outside of your comfort zone to try new and challenging things can be a scary endeavor, particularly for adolescents who fear failing in front of their peers. However, research indicates that failure can actually be a positive outcome for children because it allows them to push the boundaries of their capabilities and adopt a growth mindset that failure is just a crucial step on

Have you ever been in the middle of a family conflict and thought to yourself: “This feels familiar.”? Families spend a lot of time together, and as a result, know each other well. And while that can be a positive thing, on the other hand, that person who knows you well, also knows exactly how to push your buttons. We get caught in negative patterns

There are many life talks that parents need to have with their teens, and substance abuse is one of the big ones. It is important for teens to understand the real risks and consequences of drug use. Teens are at the threshold of adulthood. Not children anymore, but not adults either. They crave independence and want to test boundaries as they begin to discover their identity

COVID-19 has radically changed day to day life for people around the world. Beyond just fears of becoming ill, or having a loved one become ill, teens are also feeling the negative effects of this pandemic on many levels.  Loneliness and isolation: As cities across the world headed into lockdown or stay at home orders, teens lost consistent access to their friends and larger community such

Teenagers have a reputation for being angry and irritable, and while anger can be a messy or even frightening emotion, that doesn’t mean we don’t want teens to feel it. It is important for teens to experience a full spectrum of emotions in a healthy way. When that anger is being expressed in unhealthy ways, that is when an intervention may be needed.  Anger Issues in

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