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    Parent-Child Conflict: Changing Family Relationships in Adolescence

    The personal challenges children face as they transition into adolescence are difficult enough as they are; however, their changing perception of their social role can lead to strained relationships with family whose support they may reject during this difficult period. As children grow up, they believe they are expected to become more independent, often very…

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    Reconnecting on Common Ground: Family Programming at Trails Carolina

    At Trails, our Common Ground programming provides an opportunity for students  to reconnect with their families after being away. The reconnection happens through a series of planned activities and events that span over multiple days. Participating in Common Ground can be beneficial for the family dynamic as a whole. Therapists provide the proper support and…

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    Teens Struggling with Trauma: Four Ways to Help

    After a teen experiences a traumatic event nothing is ever the same. This event can alter their outlook on life, impact/change the way they interact with others, and impact their overall ability to function on a day-to-day basis. Traumatic events are a wide range of things that can have a severe emotional/physical impact on your…

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    Finding a Balance: Tips for Parenting Struggling Teens

    Raising a child is both the most rewarding, most natural thing in the world – and the most difficult one. There isn’t a family in the world that hasn’t had at least one major fight. Moreover, pushing boundaries is a perfectly normal part of growing up. Testing limits allows a child to assert their individuality…

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    No Fighting! Tips for Resolving Conflicts with Your Teen

    Image source: Flickr user- Philippe Put Arguments are a natural part of life. Growing up virtually requires an occasional fight or two. Testing boundaries is a way to discover one’s own identity; however, when these fights become a regular occurrence, there may be a problem. Even in the darkest of moments, there are several tips…

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    Talking Drugs: Discussing Substance Use with Out of Control Teenagers

    When is too much, in fact, too much? There are multiple strategies on discussing substance use with out of control teenagers. Some argue that honesty about your own experiences with substances (if such experiences exist) is an important step to connecting with your child. Others argue that discussing your own experiences sends the wrong message…

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    Not Just Another Teen Movie: How To Handle Teen Partying

    If your teen is going to their friend’s house, it’s likely that they’ll do more than watch movies and gossip. Instead of straight up telling you that they’re going to a party, they’ll tell you a lie about the night in they had with their friends. It’s only when that lie turns into something dangerous…

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    Making Friends And Enemies: Maintaining Healthy Teen Relationships

    Adolescence is a time when important relationships are formed. Whether they be platonic or romantic, these relationships can make the teenage years the best time of a teen’s life or the worst. Maintaining healthy teen relationships during adolescence is super important to a teen’s overall well being. Creating and maintaining healthy teen relationships It may…

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