By Amy Morin, LCSW #teenagelife #teenagers #healthyteens #HoffstetterCounseling Teens can be verbally impulsive by nature. However, that doesn’t mean they should get a free pass to talk back and behave disrespectfully. In fact, research shows rude teens are likely to turn into rude adults, so it's a critical time to teach your teen how to deal with anger without talking back, rolling their eyes, or slamming doors. Hearing your teen say things like, “That’s not fair,” or “
By Dr. Laura Markham at AhaParenting.com #TeenLife #StayingClosetoYourTeen #Family #HoffstetterCounseling We need to rethink the old metaphor of separating from our teens and replace it with the concept of extension. That is, during adolescence, teenagers need to extend away from their parents, all the while staying connected to their parents. Their job is to extend; your job is to connect." - Michael Riera In the United States, we often make a cultural presumption that teen
By Amy Morin, LCSW at VeryWellMind.com #Parenting #AuthoritativeParent #RaisingResponsibleKids #HoffstetterCounseling There isn’t a single formula for raising children well. After all, parenting isn’t an exact science. There’s definitely a bit of an art to good parenting. Researchers who examine parenting styles have consistently found authoritative parents raise happier and healthier children who are equipped to face real-world challenges.1
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Kids who seemed confident throughout childhood may struggle to maintain self-assurance during the teen years. For many, adolescence is filled with self-doubt, a questionable body image, and insecurity. #TeenSelfEsteem #TeenConfidence #HoffstetterCounseling The good news is, you can take steps to help your teen build self-esteem. Here are eight strategies that will instill life-long confidence in your teen.
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From mood swings to school issues, all teens have problems. But sometimes, a teen's distress might rise to a level where it's important to seek professional help. Therapy certainly doesn’t need to be reserved for life-altering events or serious mental health problems, however. Meeting with a therapist can prevent minor issues from turning into major problems. If you think your teen could benefit from talking to a mental health provider, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointme
How to predict your chances of success in couples counseling. If you are considering couples counseling but unsure about whether it will be worth your effort, you are not alone. Perhaps you have heard about the lack of success reported by a friend or tried it already yourself without much benefit. Here I will provide answers to some common questions that I frequently hear from those who are wondering about whether it works, and for whom it works. Why are so many people skepti