You have probably heard the term “cutting” and likely have some misperceptions about it. Most of us cannot fathom that someone would willingly cause pain and harm to their own body. What is cutting and why do teens do it? The type of cutting we are talking about here is when someone, usually a teen, […]
So many parents complain, especially at holiday and birthday time, how ungrateful their children are. It’s hard to put in all the time, effort, and money into our children’s upbringing and wants and desires only to have them take and take and show no appreciation. So how do we turn this around? How do we […]
Parents who learn how to “translate” teenage behavior will be able to understand and respond in ways that are more effective and more loving.
In the summer of 2009 my daughter joined the YMCA co-ed soccer league. One of her teammates was a boy named Hayden. Hayden’s mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles all gathered every Saturday morning, decked out in burnt orange, to cheer Hayden on. But Hayden hated soccer.
Do you find it difficult to get your teenager to talk to you? Parenting Coach Katie Malinski, LCSW, role plays with Kate Raidt on how to get your teenager to open up and talk about their day.