National Compliment Day: 10 Ways to Compliment Teens

Compliments are a superb way to bring cheer to someone’s day or commend a good job. Today, give an extra compliment (or two!) in honor of National Compliment Day, observed each year on January 24th. Debby Hoffman and Kathy Chamberlin created National Compliment Day in 1998. They wanted a special day to honor the simple… Continue reading National Compliment Day: 10 Ways to Compliment Teens

Is Your Teen Using Drugs? Learn the Early Warning Signs

Many parents ask us how to tell if their teen has begun drinking or doing drugs. By taking careful note of your teen’s behavior and paying attention to a few key red flags, you can spot issues with drug use sooner rather than later. While you may not find drug paraphernalia in their room or… Continue reading Is Your Teen Using Drugs? Learn the Early Warning Signs

How to Be a Dad

Type in “how to be a dad” into Google and you will see more than 61 million results! With today’s technology, many fathers are turning to the web to find guidance, advice, or sharing their own struggles with parenthood. Today’s fathers are different than previous generations. One of those key differences is that today’s fathers… Continue reading How to Be a Dad

The Importance of Resiliency

By Rich Killen, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”. What Confucius is talking about here is a concept used in psychology circles called, “resiliency”. To put it simply, resiliency is an ability to recover from adversity. You can find… Continue reading The Importance of Resiliency

Mental Health Danger Signs in Teens

As teens are developing, they go through a series of changes physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. For a lot of teens, these changes can be overwhelming. According to Healthy Children, this is a critical time and these pressures can lead to mental health issues presenting themselves. As a parent, it is important for you to… Continue reading Mental Health Danger Signs in Teens