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Posts in Category: Parenting

10 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

10 Signs Your Teen May be Doing Drugs By Alicia J. DiGiulio, M.A.   What’s That Smell? Have a real, face-to-face conversation when your teen comes home after socializing with friends. The smell may be on his or her breath, on clothing, and in hair. The use of products that are intended to make a room […]

Preventing Teenage Pregnancy

How can teenage pregnancy be prevented? By: Janae Webb, MS.Ed Therapist Seeing teen moms and young girls who are pregnant is alarming to some when they consider how the young mothers’ and fathers’ lives have changed and will continue to change at a time when their main concern should be far less than taking care of another […]

Lack of Frustration Distress Tolerance and What it Means for Your Child

Why you shouldn’t give your phone/iPad to your child when they are in distress By: Brooke Sellhorn, MA, LMFT Clinical Director of Crosswinds In-Home Family Counseling Brooke is a practicing marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, and mom of four young children who are learning distress tolerance skills without technology pacifiers every day. A millennial […]

I’ve Noticed Self-Harm Scars on My Son’s Arm – What Can I Do?

My son has self-harm scars on his arm, what can I do? By: Tim Gilleand, M.A. Therapist According to HealthyPlace, an online mental health outlet, one out of five females and one out of seven males engage in some sort of self-harm activity such as cutting, burning, penetrating the skin, punching one’s self, or purposely […]