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What can Parents do to help their teen?

Posted by M C on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Adolescents 
During the Parent Group today, we discussed the importance of VALIDATION in communicating with teens who have emotional sensitivity.  Validation is how we show understanding and empathy towards others, and even if we don't agree with what the other person is saying, we can still show acceptance around their perspective, feelings and desires.  

There are many benefits of validating teenagers.  Validation helps us stay connected and attuned.  If teens get even a whiff of judgment or disapproval ...
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What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

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Showing Tag: "parents" (Show all posts)

What can Parents do to help their teen?

Posted by M C on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Adolescents 
During the Parent Group today, we discussed the importance of VALIDATION in communicating with teens who have emotional sensitivity.  Validation is how we show understanding and empathy towards others, and even if we don't agree with what the other person is saying, we can still show acceptance around their perspective, feelings and desires.  

There are many benefits of validating teenagers.  Validation helps us stay connected and attuned.  If teens get even a whiff of judgment or disapproval ...
Continue reading ...
 

What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

Continue reading ...