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Case Study: Self Harm

Case Study: Self-Harming 14-Year- Old Girl   The Challenge “She’s always moody and withdrawn, and now she’s hurting herself.” When mom called, this family was in crisis mode. Her 14-year-old daughter had just admitted she was cutting after being bullied online. Mom was paralyzed watching her daughter suffer, and her daughter just wanted “feel normal […]

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8 Social Media Networks of Apps Your Tween-to-Teen is Using

Step aside, Facebook. There a whole new crew in town taking the attention of today’s tweens and teens.  Here are nine of the top apps and social media networks your adolescents are on: Instagram:  Instagram is by far the most used social media outlet for adolescents. Users can post photos and have their followers comment. […]

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5 Ways to Talk to your Tween-to-Teen about Violence

“12 Killed, 50 Wounded at movie theater…    School shooting, several wounded…  An attack on our capitol… What do I tell my 11-year-old about all these tragedies we hear about?” Far too often, these are the headlines that confront you. It makes your heart drop and can fill you with such sorrow about the victims […]

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3 Simple Questions that Build a Stronger, Happier Relationship with your Child

Teens who feel close to their parents are more likely to come to them for advice when faced with tough decisions. They are also more likely to follow their parents’ advice. Teens who feel close to their parents often have higher self-esteem and are better able to stand up to negative peer pressure.  Besides showing […]

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Character Clubs: Are you the One?

This has been a very difficult decision for me. I’ve lamented over it for more than three years.  It’s time for me to say goodbye to Character Clubs. It has been my “baby” since 2007. Recently, though, I realized that it is time for me to step aside and let someone else love and nurture […]

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