Many parents, who have teenagers, often encounter power struggles with their teenager.  Typically the power struggle occurs because the teenager disagrees with the limits their parents are setting.  Many parents get frustrated by the power struggles, but teenagers at times enjoy the power struggle.  If they get their parents into an argument most parents forget…

The school year is beginning and many parents are focused on their children’s transition into High School, College or Kindergarten.  However, there is another important transition for children, Middle School.  This is a major transition for pre-adolescents. As a psychotherapist who works with adolescents, I am very familiar with what is happening on High School…

We all experience various levels of stress throughout our lives, but as we know, the adolescent years can be especially charged with anxiety as teens learn to deal with uncertainty, change and forming their identities. Their lives are full of new challenges and opportunities and these transitions can be stressful, especially around body image, performance,…

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