Teenagers

Summertime: Making The Livin’ Easy With Kids

June 21, 2017

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When I was a kid, there weren’t what you’d call choices when it came to summer. I could go to camp, or, well…I could go to camp.

‘But don’t worry,’ my mom told me, ‘when you get older, that’s when you’ll have choices.’

Right.

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Summer Reading – With Your Kids

June 14, 2017

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When does summer begin for most kids?

It begins about two weeks before the bell rings on that last day of school.  Whatever kids have planned for the summer, you can bet they’re already thinking of these plans well before they are officially granted their academic freedom.

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Learning Over The Summer

June 12, 2017

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When parents of school-aged kids think about summer vacations, what would you expect their favorite part to be?  Taking the kids to the beach?  Sleeping in late?  Foregoing the school year’s rigid schedule?  Nope.

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When Kids Leave Home: Part 2

June 8, 2017

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This is the second blog post in a two-part series on adolescents’ transition to the “real world.”

To view the first blog post, click here. 

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

I love being a mom.

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When Kids Leave Home: Part 1

June 7, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a two-part series on adolescents’ transition to the “real world.”

To view the second blog post, click here. 

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Well, the end of high school senior year is upon us.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Primer

June 5, 2017

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Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Even the term is a mouthful.

We often shorten the diagnosis to its initials—PTSD—but even that linguistic short-cut doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a deceptively complicated syndrome.

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What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

June 5, 2017

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Sometimes really horrible things happen. Automobiles crash. Assaults, robberies, fires, natural disasters, terrorism—these are all products of our world that we hope to never have to face. Still, no one is immune; adults, children and adolescents endure horrors every day.

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Could Your Honor Student Be A Heroin Addict?

May 18, 2017

This video offers two compelling chapters: first, a fictional sequence of a day in the life of a clean-cut teen addict, and second, a frank dialog with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and a young man in recovery.

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When Teens Talk Of Suicide: What You Need To Know

May 18, 2017

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Here’s the kind of call we get all too frequently:

Doctor, my son said he just doesn’t care about living anymore. He’s been really upset for a while, and when his girlfriend broke things off, he just shut down.

Needless to say, situations like this are terribly frightening for parents.

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Marijuana: Facts And Myths

May 18, 2017

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Many parents and teens wonder about the safety of using marijuana. While much is known about this substance, there is still considerable controversy about its potential harm to teenagers.

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