Money is a challenging subject to discuss for many parents, caregivers, and grandparents, and even for many teens and young adults. Contrary to popular belief, money is not just about numbers or facts.
This project of exploring and playing with gender is not new. It is not a trend that the teenagers of today are opting into because all their friends are doing it.
We all have a range of tools and gifts that we can use to stand up for our values and beliefs each and every day.
In this article, I use the term “coming out.” I am considering this term in an expansive way which includes the sharing of one’s gender identity, sexual identity, relationship structure,…
In this midst of all of the worthwhile work you are doing together, it is crucial that you and your teen are also making space for the lighter things in life. In my work with parents, I use a three-pronged focus on self-care, communication, and child-centered action. Each of these elements deserves, in fact, depends on, joy… YOU and your teenager deserve to have fun and to play.
Tina Kruse is an educational psychologist who both teaches undergrads and also coaches students of all ages to reach their learning goals. With academic expertise on student learning and youth…
Bri Craig, MS, LMFT-A, lives and works as a family therapist in Austin, TX. She currently sees clients at Austin Teen Therapy, a group practice geared towards supporting teens and…
I hear from so many teens that they not sure how to ask for help, uncertain how their parents or loved ones will respond, and that big or heavy feelings aren't welcome in many spaces they occupy.
When you and your child or teen reach agreements TOGETHER, the buy-in is stronger. They are more likely to follow through with genuine interest and commitment.
There are self-care practices we engage in regularly to help keep our cups full, AND there will be times of intense stress, in which we need specific and sometimes more substantial self-care.