How to Connect with Your Teenager

How to Connect with Your Teenager

Yes, the teenage years are collectively a cringe-worthy and uniquely challenging time for many parents. How vividly do you remember the chaos and stress that you bestowed upon your own parents many years ago? It is a point in your child’s life that can be fulfilling, as they are developing their own interests, trying new […]

Five Ideas for Supporting Teens in a Tough Moment

Five Ideas for Supporting Teens in a Tough Moment

Andrew Willis-Garcés, MA/ED, LPC We’ve all been there: The eyes cast down, or pointed at you, burning with pain. The discolored cheeks and defensive posture. Difficulty translating thoughts and feelings into words, as if there’s a traffic jam somewhere in the prefrontal cortex.  In fact, there is: neurologists like Robert Sapolsky, professor at Stanford University, […]

Oversharing on the Internet and How to Get over an Embarrassing Moment

Oversharing on the Internet and How to Get over an Embarrassing Moment

In case you’ve been living under a rock this last week, Miley Cyrus chose MTV’s Video Music Awards to come out of the Hanna Montana closet, and shed her image as the school-girl icon of yesteryear.  She twerked her way into mainstream media and went viral on Youtube, as if to say ‘I am a […]