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5 Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence

teen dating violence

teen dating violenceWith the recent increase in domestic violence #Trending I think that now is a good time to talk a little bit about TeenDV, or teen dating violence. (more…)

How To Stop the Cycle of Abuse

Cycle of Abuse
Cycle of Abuse

The Cycle of Abuse

What is the cycle of abuse? “The cycle of abuse is a socialĀ  theory developed in that tries to explain the patterns of behavior that tend to occur in an abusive relationship. Every relationship and situation is different of course, but usually the cycle of abuse remains at least somewhat consistent. (more…)

Negative Self Talk

Negative Self TalkSome days it can feel like the whole world is judging your every decision. Sometimes your hardest critic is yourself.

It’s the same way for our teens, and remember, they have raging hormones too! (more…)

The Most Valuable Lessons – Admitting Mistakes

admitting mistakesRecently one of our readers, Jenny, asked me what the single most valuable lesson we could teach our teens was. Now, I don’t know if I can break it down into one or even two specific lessons, but instead I’m going to create a new section of posts titled, “The Most Valuable Lessons” and share them with you. (more…)

Teens: Surviving The Summer

surviving the summerReader Sandy asked if I could touch on summertime and keeping teens out of trouble. I don’t believe that any specific situations cause teens to misbehave or get into trouble. Surviving the summer for teens can be brutal. It’s usually hot, potentially boring, at times unsupervised, and a possibly a recipe for trouble. I’m going to outline a few ways tell make sure that your teen is not just surviving the summer, but excelling every step of the way! (more…)

Dealing with injury or illness

injury or illness Chances are, it’s going to happen. At one time or another most parents are put in a situation where their kid’s are suffering from injury or illness. These times can be particularly trying for adults as well as the children. (more…)

5 Reasons Why Parents Single Out One Child For Abuse

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6 Steps To Positive Parenting Teens/Kids

6StepsToPositiveParentingTeens/KidsI wanted to share my 6 Steps To Positive Parenting Teens/Kids with you guys. Of course these are not hard and fast rules and every situation is different and should be treated so but I think if you implement these simple things into your everyday life things could be a little easier. (more…)

Basketball and Teenagers in Crisis: Therapeutic Value?

basketball and teenagersOne thing is true when it comes to working with teens in crisis, especially boys, basketball and teenagers are a perfect fit. It was a perfect fit when I was 18 and first started, and it’s still a perfect fit 15+ years later. (more…)

Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect – Part 6 – The Guilt

guiltAlong with anger is guilt. Even the loneliest among us feels guilt. It may be because of leaving someone behind to suffer in our place. It may be leaving behind your family because no matter how horrible they were to you, they are still family and disregarding those bonds is hard, even for an abuse survivor. It may be over feelings of betrayal or feelings that you deserved the punishment that was given to you. (more…)

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