Stressed Out Parents Create Stressed Out Kids

Stressed out.  Anxious.  Worried. If you were asked which members of your family are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, which would you choose?  Most of us would choose ourselves, our spouses, or our partners.  We, the parents, are the ones who are worried about paying bills, anxious over the economy and stressed out… Continue reading Stressed Out Parents Create Stressed Out Kids

Tips and Tricks for Communicating with Your Teen

If you are the parent of an adolescent, it is likely that you will experience problems communicating with them at some point before they become adults.  This is one of the most common problems parents and teens have to overcome and is often the root cause of other problems. Teens are going through one of… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Communicating with Your Teen

Parents & Teens: Adventures in Miscommunication

Join us September 14, 2011 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church for an interactive discussion about Adventures in Miscommunication. This is designed for teens and parents. Sam Lample, Rachel Derbokow and Jan Hamilton will be facilitating.

“Help! I Can’t Talk to My Teenager, He Says I Don’t Understand!”

By: Jan Hamilton, MS, PMHNP-BC Every parent who has ever had a teenager understands this feeling.  It is a topic I get asked about a lot and a frequent topic in family therapy.  As teenagers grow, one of the fundamental changes they are making is the formulation of their own identity, separate and distinct from that… Continue reading “Help! I Can’t Talk to My Teenager, He Says I Don’t Understand!”