Help Your Teen Transition from High School to College

The Stress of College Preparation As a psychotherapist who treats adolescents, I have been thinking a lot about the stresses students face when they near the transition from high school to college. Parents and students typically focus on the college application process. They plot timetables for standardized tests, research schools and plan college visits. But [...]

By |2022-01-26T17:06:25-05:00March 4th, 2016|parenting, school, stress, teens|0 Comments

Communicating With Your Teen

Parenting is a tough job, especially during the teen years.  Your once cuddly child may be distant, temperamental, and eager to spend more time with friends than with you.  While your child may be pushing you away physically and emotionally and treating you like you are not needed, your steady presence is vital to your [...]

By |2022-01-26T17:06:26-05:00February 19th, 2016|adults, communication, parenting, teens|0 Comments

Parenting With Empathy

Parents often ask me, “How can I best support my child or teen?”  My response, “Be empathic”  Listen to what your kid has to say, try to understand her feelings, and view the situation from her perspective.  You don’t have to share your child’s feelings or agree with them.  What is important is that you [...]

By |2022-01-26T17:06:26-05:00February 6th, 2016|parenting|0 Comments