May 17, 2021

Breaking the Cycle

For many families, passing down generations of traditions and rituals is a wonderful way to continue your family’s legacy and enrich your children’s lives in positive […]
May 8, 2021

Parent-Teen Relationships

Preparing for adult life can be tough on a parent-teen relationship. There are many external stressors—such as school, work and relationships—that can impact the relationship.  Cognitively, […]
April 29, 2021

Making Room For Peers

As children become preteens or “tweens,” they begin to experience many changes—physically, mentally and socially. Physically, they’ll go through puberty. Mentally and socially, they begin to […]
April 20, 2021

Making the Miles Count

Let’s face it: No parent really wants to have the “sex talk” or a pointed discussion about drugs with their kids. While these conversations can be […]
April 11, 2021

Building TLC

  Building a trustworthy, healthy, relatively conflict-free relationship with our children is a top priority for parents. And learning how to negotiate the changes our children […]
April 2, 2021

Friends vs. Family: A Teen’s Perspective on Relationships

  Relationships are a part of life. Relating and communicating with others is a daily task and, as we grow, our interaction skills and relationship habits […]
March 24, 2021

Consent in College

Young adults can find it incredibly challenging to say no and to accept no. They are more independent than they have ever been and it’s scary […]
March 15, 2021

Consent in High School

Consent – it’s a big deal around here. Saying no and accepting when others say no are critical skills to learn as a teenager moving into […]
March 6, 2021


How to build a stronger bond with teens   “Stop talking and listen to me for a change.” As a licensed counselor and director of Therapy […]
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