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Teens

THE KIDS ARE DOING ALRIGHT

Based on the teen and young adult clients in my practice, my observation is that they are doing very well, if not thriving.
Despite what you might be hearing, many students are managing just fine. The clients in my practice have worked on organization, focus, and mindset which has made a huge difference in their …

THE 2020 EMOTIONAL GROWTH SPURT

We are all familiar with physical growth spurts and have marveled when a child wakes up one morning and seemingly appears to have grown three inches overnight. The child usually feels very powerful and joyful when this happens.
This year, I have noticed that there is another type of growth spurt taking place. It’s an …

PARENTING YOUNG ADULTS

“I’m 20-years old! You can’t tell me what to do!”
“I live on my own at school and I do fine. I don’t need restrictions or curfews when I come home for the summer!”
“Uh, mom can I have some cash? I don’t have any money left in my account.”
“Dad, I got arrested and I’m in …

A Good Fit: COLLEGE SELECTION EDITION

A.Good.Fit. What does that mean? A swim suit should be a good fit. Jeans definitely need to be a good fit, but as a mother of a college sophomore and a HS junior, I immediately think of colleges when I hear “a good fit.” What does “a good fit” in a college mean? Is …