Posts by csomers

transition to middle school

Tips for Parents on a Successful Transition to Middle School

Yes, middle school may be a time full of awkwardness and self-doubt, but it is also a time of incredible transformation and movement toward independence. With regard to its impact on human development, this period of life is second only to the period from infancy to age three. Think about that for a minute. Remember…

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Can Therapy Really Help my Teenager?

Does my teenager need counseling? How can I tell? How will it help? These are questions we hear so often from parents. They often come to our office wondering, is my child just being a normal, moody teenager, or does he/she need some help? Knowing how tumultuous the teenage years can be, it makes sense…

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Lessons from the Dugout: What my daughter taught me about losing

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. – Confucius Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. – Henry Ford We’ve all seen lots of quotes about how losing builds character and failure is the best teacher. They are great quotes with an important message.…

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Risky doesn't mean Reckless: The Upside of Teen Risk-Taking

Risky Doesn’t Mean Reckless: The Upside of Teen Risk-Taking   The image of a reckless, impulsive teenager making terrible, dangerous decisions has become so embedded in our culture that we tend to take it as a given. Parents approach the teen years already expecting the worst and filling their toolboxes with lessons and lectures to…

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