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Posts in Category: Parenting Tips

How to Talk to Your Family About Teenage Drinking

Teenage Drinking and How to Talk to Your Teen About It By: Tim LaGro, LMHC I have been treating folks with substance use disorders from 13 to 70 years old for the past five years in a community mental health setting. What I can tell you and the statistics back up, is that substance use […]

Teenage Eating Disorders and What Not to Say

What not to say to a teen struggling with an eating disorder By: Christena N. Wilkerson, MSEd, LMHC, Supervising Therapist For a teenager struggling with any type of eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, certain compliments, comments or words of advice might trigger adverse reactions – no matter how innocent they seem. […]

Is my teen at risk for teenage pregnancy?

I worry my teen is at risk for teenage pregnancy, what I can do? By: Janae Webb, MS.Ed Therapist Some teens experiment with high-risk behavior without completely thinking through the consequences of their actions. Maintaining a strong relationship with your teen is key in helping the teen through this time in her life. Teens need […]

Troubled teens and in-home family counseling

Would my troubled teen benefit from in-home family counseling? By T. Martin Graverson, M.A. – Therapist As a counselor, I am biased towards the questions regarding whether or not in-home family counseling is beneficial for my child, for many reasons.  First of all, it’s what I do for a living, and frankly I love what […]