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Parenting an Adolescent

During adolescence children strive for independence. They flee from the nuances of childhood and simultaneously ignore the responsibilities of adulthood. If they make a mistake,

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Adolescence
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The College Application Nightmare

An estimated 20.5 million students attend college and enrollment rates have increased by approximately 20 percent between 2003 and 2013.1 Many parents are guilty of measuring success

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Whose Bed is it Anyways?

You’ve been asleep for 2 hours when feet tiptoe into the bedroom around 1AM followed by a blanket being dragged across the carpet. Johnny hops

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Anxiety
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Anxiety Awareness

Anxiety is an internal state of restlessness that may be difficult to suppress. Some people bite their nails, while others sweat and shake. The physical

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Visible Blindness

Kristy was breathtaking. She was about 4’11”, had beautiful brown hair and blistering blue eyes. Her skin was gentle, soft, much like a China doll

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Adolescence
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Detecting Depression

Parents know there’s something wrong. Their child has been to the pediatrician and the medical work up is unremarkable – but something is off. A

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It’s not “fine”

Everyone has pet peeves that make them irritated; one of mine is using the word “fine” as a complete response to a question. Think about

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