Do you watch your teen get grilled by the questions of other adults?
Does your teen get annoyed by adults and their prying questions?
Do you get annoyed watching adults ask your teen prying questions?
"Where are you going to college?"
"What do you want to do when you grow up?"
"What did you get on your ACT?"
In this video I gift you 3 solid gold effective ways to avoid answering prying questions WITHOUT having to confront the adult asking the prying question about how inappropriate and non of their business the prying question is.
Watch this with your teen and practice the 3 ways and your teen will soon NOT be feeling pressured to answer prying questions again.
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Is your teen addicted to taking selfies?
It's a selfie world out there and we have handed our kids the tech to take it to a level that confuses the hell out of us parents!!
Watch this video for three ways to cope with your teen's selfie culture.
Episode 4 of Confessions of The Psyko Therapist is all about coping with grief through the holidays. Please allow me to introduce the amazing and extremely talented, Jean Meissner!! Jean is a grief counselor and owner of a new private practice called Breakthrew, LLC located in the Fox Cities of Wisconsin. She shares her personal experience with grief in this video as well as some wonderful and compassionate advice on helping yourself and others cope with grief through the holiday season.
The holidays aren't necessarily a happy, joyful time for everyone. If you are coping with grief this holiday or you know someone coping with grief this holiday season, you will find this video helpful.
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In this episode of Confessions of The Psyko Therapist, Kate McCarthy, LPC and I talk about 3 of the different types of people, and the masks they wear, we will likely run into this holiday; and how to manage our interactions with them in a healthy manner.
We have all witnessed the types of people we are talking about in this video, in fact, most of us will even identify and see a bit of ourselves in each type.
And if you are identifying pretty strongly with one of these types talked about in the video; first of all, you're not alone, take a breath. We know you're not trying to hurt people. If you are willing to explore this further I would suggest you give Kate a call if you are in the Appleton area. If you are not near Appleton, consider hiring a counselor to help you make some changes. No shame in that!! You can do it!
This week I teamed up with Brenda Velissaris of Saris Counseling to talk about the 3 common and necessary parenting techniques that cause teens to lose their crap.
Thing is, as a parent you can't avoid these 3 parenting moves:
-you HAVE to ask your kid to do things,
-you HAVE to give consequences, &
-you HAVE to ask them questions.
3 tips to navigate your way through this phase and weather the storm:
-find a parent tribe,
-don't take it personally, &
-laugh about it...as much as you can.
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Episode 2 of 'Confessions of The Psyko Therapist'
takes place at Integrity Counseling in the office of Dr. Renae Swanson. She is a professor at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh as well as a licensed professional counselor.
In this episode Dr. Swanson talks about 3 strategies for setting and maintaining healthy boundaries during the holiday's. I had a great time visiting with Dr. Swanson; she has a strong approachable energy and a super cute and inviting office. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed interviewing her!!
To schedule and appointment with Dr. Swanson or learn more about her visit:
So you had a teen go off to college this year. You have suffered through the empty nest feelings of missing them, the guilty moments of being glad they are gone, the countless phone calls home because they are homesick and all you want to do is tell them to just "come home!!" Or maybe they don't call home at all and you feel unappreciated and forgotten by your own kid.
Now the Holiday's are approaching and your college student is coming home for an extended holiday break. Maybe you're feeling a mixture of excitement and dread about them returning home.
That's why I called my good friend Stephanie Kregel-Forbes. She is a licensed professional counselor who works specifically with young adults and their families. She says the college transition time is a transition for the entire family.
I made an appointment with her at her office to film some productive ways for you to get through the holidays with your returning college student. In this video she gives you AND your college student 3 tips for living together during the holidays.
Learn more about Stephanie here: www.integritycounselingllc.net/about-our-counselors.html
Find Stephanie on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=stephanie%20kregel-forbes%20lpc
I believe all teens deserve to be mentally prepared for high school. I believe parents love their teens and also want them to be mentally prepared for high school. I also believe most teens and parents don't know how to best mentally prepare for success in high school.
I believe in the relationship between a parent and their teen. I believe with the guidance and support you will learn in this workshop, you will have all the tools needed to help your teen mentally prepare for success in high school.
I would love to bring this workshop to you! I believe we can make that happen!!
For more information about this workshop please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever wondered why teens engage in such high risk behaviors?
During the adolescent stage of development, teen brains are screaming at them to go get more dopamine; their brain just can't get enough of it. The higher the risk the bigger the dopamine rush....high risk = high reward = dopamine!!
Combine their brain's addiction to dopamine with a teens underdeveloped executive function skills of thinking about consequences and impulse control and you've got a dangerous equation.
There are safe risks teens can take to meet their addictive need for dopamine; get involved with your teen. Talk to them about their brains addiction to dopamine and how you can help them be safer with their risk taking!!
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For a new perspective on managing an upset teen, watch this video!
Learn the three ways teens are similar to wild animals and how to approach them differently.
You wouldn't approach an upset wild animal would you?
There is some solid advice in this video about if and when and how to approach an upset teen.