Category Archives: self-help

How to Talk to Your Teen about Substance Abuse

If you think your teen has a problem with substance abuse, the first step is to talk with them about it. But this task is much easier said than done. How do you know what to say? How do you start? Here are a few steps you can take to have the best conversation you can about drugs. Continue reading

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Sending my son away…

Sending my son away….

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Dealing with Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults

Dealing with Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults: Visit to the Mountain Valley Treatment Center. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, 1 in 11 teenagers today is diagnosed with anxiety severe enough to be considered a disorder; and … Continue reading

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Thinking Proactively about Summer

For some children and teens who struggle with social, emotional, and behavioral issues during the school year, summer can be either a great challenge or a great opportunity. While a low-key and low-stress relaxed family vacation might seem like a … Continue reading

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Is My Kid at Risk for Suicide?

This week we are going to talk about suicide and self-harm among teenagers.   Much attention has been paid lately to the problem of suicide among teens and emerging adults. In my own small New England community, it seems every … Continue reading

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