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NAVIGATING THE STRESS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS
NAVIGATING THE STRESS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS by Carol Sampson, LCSW As the parent of a high school student and a therapis...
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When Ghandi died, I was unborn. And my heart was unaffected. The sun passed below the horizon, red, and so tired, on the Indian subcontinent.
When Kennedy died, I was a child, and my sphere was small and untouched. I remember the principle on the school intercom, the footage of the motorcade, and LBJ taking the oath...with Jacqueline standing next to him. I looked around at the adults in my world. Their eyes were red and they tried to explain it to me, but they faltered and were unconvincing. And the sun passed below the horizon in Texas.
When King died, I was lost in the self-absorbed me of adolescence. Yet I knew that something bigger than me had taken place. On the evening news, I heard the words streaming out of the tubed black and white television. The news anchor’s eyes, which could barely contain each week’s pain of the death count in Vietnam...his eyes became red and I thought I saw a tear. No, I was sure of it. The sun passed below the skyline of Memphis.
NAVIGATING THE STRESS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS
by Carol Sampson, LCSW
As the parent of a high school student and a therapist 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 a topic too often neglected is the emotional issue students confront when they begin planning for college. It is important for parents to understand the emotional demands their teens face so that they can help ease the stress of the years preceding college.
There is no doubt that many high school students are frazzled. Fully aware of today’s intense competition for entry to colleges, many are up until midnight completing homework. Their days are crammed with afterschool activities -- sports, theater, SAT tutors, volunteerism -- and jobs. Many can...
“Julia is so sensitive I can’t say anything to her without it causing a big blow-up!” exclaimed Julia’s mom. “How am I supposed to raise this kid? I’ve got to be able to talk with her—she’s only fifteen!!”
Julia’s mother had a good point. She did need to be able to “parent” her daughter without worrying what the fallout would be. Julia was typical of many teenagers who feel entitled to impose their moods and frustrations on others simply because they feel, well, moody and frustrated. Kids who’ve not learned to regulate their emotions, or who don’t care to, grasp pretty quickly that they can exploit their parents’ wishes to avoid a bigger, louder problem. In turn, their parents, feeling a need to calculate the “cost” of speaking out, become a little tentative or self-conscious about addressing their teen’s behavior or attitude. The teen, now picking up on his or her paren...
It’s a sad day in America when we need a study to tell us that yelling at teenagers to discipline them makes them more depressed and their bad behavior worse. Teenagers themselves would have told us the same thing, for a lot less money.
Most parents yell at their kids because they’re frustrated, not because they think it’s a desirable way to communicate. Often they’re feeling helpless to get through to their adolescent son or daughter, to affect their teen. It’s a strange and sad feeling, especially when the choices you see your teen making are lousy ones. The study also found that the effects of screaming at one’s teenagers were comparable to the effects on kids of physical punishment. That’s major, but it shouldn’t surprise us. Screaming, not unlike hitting or slapping, is a violation of the most fundamental assurance kids rely upon and need from their parents: I cherish you and will take care of you and never do anything to hurt you....
Loss in Love
Ask anyone who has ever been married if they experience a vague or acute state of loss on their wedding day.
"A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life." - Richard Bach
I find it incredibly exciting and rewarding to offer Premarital Counselling as well as Wedding Ceremonies to my clients. I truly believe that bringing together Soulmates is a sacred responsibility, and I take my work very seriously. In my private life, I have been married for 15 years to my very own Soulmate, and we have been blessed with a wonderful life. I would consider it an honour to share my years of experience with you in preparation for your blessed event. I believe that every couple who desires to marry h...
"If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation." - The Dalai Lama
I am pleased to announce that we are now holding weekly Sunday Morning Meditation in Aurora Ontario. 9am to 10 am, everyone welcome, by donation. Please note, my guided meditations are conducted with a Metaphysical Science wellness approach. People of all belief systems will benefit from the healing energy. Please call 289 879-0177 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
I began my career in Metaphysics 25 years ago, working for the Koffler family (of the Koffler Medical Museum in Hillary House), teaching yoga and guided meditation at the King Ranch, an exclusive health spa that catered to the celebrity elite. It was an incredible experience working alongside some of the pioneers in executive stress reduction, and it launched my career in Metaphysics. Guided meditation techniques are used...
So just when you thought you had the whole parenting thing down, you blink and your child is now a tweenager/teenager (cue horror music here). Although there is no need to panic, you do need to make some adaptations to your technique in order to smoothly transition into and ride the wave of adolescence.
While it is imperative to truly listen to your child at any age, it becomes even more important when dealing with adolescents. Allow me to re-emphasize this: Listen, listen, listen!
Actively listening communicates to your adolescent that you are always available and that the communication highway is always open. Although she may not always take you up on the offer, she knows exactly where to find you. When she was younger, your child came to you with minor problems and you became really good at being the “fixer.” A scraped knee – that’s an easy fix with a kiss and Band-Aid. But now your adolescent’s woes may run much deeper. Don’t panic because I&rsq...
Parenting is Climate Control Blog posted September 21, 2013
Summer is almost over and the school year has already begun. Most days, outside temperatures are becoming manageable as the summer heat retreats to the middle of the day. As I reach for the thermostat in my house, I am reminded of Dr. Gary Landreth’s analogy of parents choosing to play the role of thermostats rather than thermometers in the family. ￼
As a parent of school-aged children, the new school year has ushered in a different level of activity in our household that requires a time of adjustment for all. So as outside temperatures become more manageable, inside the house, the heat is on! The rapid pace of school days, new departure times and morning routines for different children, a new schedule of after school activities, parental and professional commitments — all inevitably collide until we find a rhythm for the medium term, until next June. Meanwhile, I hear myself saying ‘hurry up!” and ...
Although it is nicknamed the season of joy, many people can get a bit 'down' this time of year. Maybe it is the weather or the lack of light. Maybe it's loneliness, lack of money or the loathing of a situation (job, home, relationship). The fact is that the joy always exists whether we choose to participate in it or not. Not participating in joy even if you want to-that would be known in the healing world as a 'blockage.' A (mental, spiritual) blockage just means that your energy is not flowing as it should be-rememeber our energy system, just like water or electricity needs to be in constant motion. When it stops flowing is exactly the time that mental/physical/spiritual problems develop (btw Modern Medicine is just starting to catch on to this). The solution is to simply get your energy flowing again. How do you do this? Well certainly any healing art such as self hypnosis, meditation, yoga, tai chi, EFT or Reiki would help. Even easier, simply move. That's right, move. This can be men...
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