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Teenage Risk-Taking

New Help for Parents Concerned about Teenage Risk-Taking Scientific research about teenage risk taking confirm what parents have suspected for years. Adolescent brains are prone to thrill seeking. However, the most recent findings also suggest how parents can help their children manage their impulses. Based on examining teens and young adults in 11 countries, Temple University …

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Positive Behavior

How to Encourage Positive Behavior in Teenagers Teens are complicated. They’re moody, have impulsive tendencies, and constantly search for meaning. Many are also notorious for their lousy listening habits, which is just one of the many reasons why effective communication is so difficult. Everyone can agree that parenting is one of the most challenging jobs.There’s no …

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Helping Your Teen Develop a Sense of Self-Worth

Self-esteem and self-confidence can easily be the victim of comparison to peers or others. It can be difficult for teens to feel successful or feel good about themselves when their environment pushes them to do otherwise. Even though I am a mental health professional, as a parent, I struggled in helping my teen develop a sense …