Teen Therapy Center Blog

“But, It’s Not Fair!”

Clues on Kids #005

Do you remember how unfair your parents were when you were a kid?  Do you remember that day as a child with tears steaming down your face when you first took that solemn vow to NEVER BE AS MEAN AND AS UNFAIR AS YOUR MOM AND DAD?  

Oh, yes.  I remember.  I swore to all that was good in the world with my fist raised to the heavens that I would know how to be a GOOD PARENT!  I’d be fair and merciful with my future children… WHAT HAPPENED?

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Co-Parenting with Your Hated Ex-Spouse

Tips on Teens #012

Finally, it was the last straw.  Both you and your spouse decided to call it quits.  Just get through the divorce and there will be no more fights, no more arguments and no more misunderstandings… except about your kids!  

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Puberty... It's Closer Than You Think

Clues on Kids #006

That’s right, Mom and Dad.  Your darling little angel is inevitably going to go through puberty and never be the same again.  It is time to start talking to and educating your child now before it gets any more difficult.

But puberty is a teenage issue.  My seven-year-old isn’t ready to know about such things.

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Impulsive Teen Behavior

Tips on Teens #031

Our last article, Adolescent Brain Development talked about how a teen’s thought process is impaired due to the prefrontal cortex being underdeveloped during the teen years.  The above illustration is an example of how a teenager struggles with making wise decisions. 

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Adolescent Brain Development

Tips on Teens #030

While it is true that much of brain development happens in the first five years of life, a crucial part of the brain remains under-developed for a lot longer than people realize. The prefrontal cortex is an area of the brain just behind your forehead. Around age eleven, this area of the brain is just starting its maturation process, and doesn’t finish maturing until roughly twenty-five years of age.

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All Teenagers Lie… Often!

Tips on Teens #014

The topic of this article will either offer you a great sense of relief or a surprising smack in the face of stunned surprise. Relief because it validates that your teen is not the only cheatin’ liar in the adolescent world. However, if you are still feeling that stinging sensation on your cheek, it may be because your teen is very good at lying to you.

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