Therapist vs. Psychologist vs. Counselor

Do you know the difference between a therapist, a counselor, and a psychologist? Psychologists Have an advanced degree in psychology Provide therapy, research, or are professors at a university Are licensed by a state board at the…

Teens and Social Media: Parent Guide to Preventing and Protecting Your Kids From Unhealthy Social Media Use

In my last two posts, we discussed the prevalence of social media use amongst today's teens and how parents can recognize the warning signs of excessive or unhealthy use. It's simply a fact of modern life that teens -- and tweens -- are using…

What do I do when my child refuses to go to time out?

What do I do when my child refuses to go to time out? Your child is in trouble and you're using the time out to get them to calm down. If they refuse their time out, they are basically getting a second offense. You need parenting strategies…

Teens and Social Media: Warning Signs Part 2

In my last post, I explored the prevalence of social media use among teens. A 2011 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that using social media is one of today's teens most common activities; the statistics may surprise you. The…

Rules For Unfair Fighting

There are certain things that we do in arguments that virtually guarantee we have a bad outcome for a fight. Saying or doing these actions are like penalties in football. They stop forward progress. They create anger and hurt feelings and problems…
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Teens and Social Media: What Parents Need to Know Part I

  Ever feel like your teen spends more time typing into their digital device than actually talking with -- or spending time with -- actual, live people? If you do, you're not alone. The use of social media has boomed over the past…
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Is Your Teen Suffering From Senioritis? How Parents Can Help

Every spring, it's the same story: Graduating seniors at high schools around the country come down with a case of "senioritis." While it may not sound all that serious, senioritis poses enough of a problem to make universities sit up and take…