Avoiding the Pitfalls of Peer Pressure

This psychological need to belong with a clan originally stemmed from a basic need, safety, and it transcends modern day times. There is safety in numbers but teens can pay a hefty price for being in a clique.   As if they don’t have enough to deal with they also...
Aaargh, it’s back to school time already?

Aaargh, it’s back to school time already?

At least that’s what the kids are saying.   Summertime is the time to live footloose and fancy free…spend time with friends, hang out, go to parties, and eat pizza.  For some, it’s an opportunity to finally get up the nerve to ask that boy or girl out, drive anywhere...

Become an emotion coach with your teen

We love it when I come across an article or blog post that says exactly what we would say.  This great article on 5 Healthy Responses to Children’s Emotions from Positive-Parents.org does just that.  In a few short paragraphs, they offer some practical examples...