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‘Tis the season to be…..jolly?

By: Kate Ketchum, MA, LPCC It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And also the most stressful… overwhelming… busy… and chaotic. From end of the semester to do’s to traveling, to finals, to extracurricular activities, to family, etc. the holidays are not always what we expect or hope they will be. Although we imagine…

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Praise and Perfectionism

When I was just starting out as a teacher, I used praise pretty liberally with my students. If I thought a student had done really well on a paper they turned in, I’d give them a high five and say, “You are so smart!” It seems pretty innocuous, but praising teens for intelligence rather than…

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3 Questions your Teenage Daughter Wants to Ask You

“Are you and your mom close?” That’s a question that always comes up in my work with teenage girls. Can you guess what they tell me? It isn’t what you think. They don’t say she drives me crazy or she’s so annoying. You know what they say? When asked whether they are close with their…

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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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