Why Is Bullying Such a Big Deal?

Bullying is on the news.  It is a big topic in our schools.  It is the subject of legislation in almost all 50 states.  All this attention for something that has been going on as long as there have been people on the planet seems like an overreaction to some, and another example of how… Continue reading Why Is Bullying Such a Big Deal?

7 Signs Your Child is Being Bullied

It is on the news.  It is on the web.  It is in your child’s school.  You know that bullying is a problem and are confident you could help your child if they were being bullied.  You may be right; but the reality is, you might not even know that it’s happening.  Studies have shown that… Continue reading 7 Signs Your Child is Being Bullied

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

Build Family Bonds: Life Lessons from Family Game Night

As teens stretch their wings and start functioning farther and farther from the family unit, some parents struggle both with letting go and with finding ways to entice their teens back into the nest for a little family time.  The bonds created by shared experience are just as important to teens as they are to… Continue reading Build Family Bonds: Life Lessons from Family Game Night

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!”

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