During this time of rapid brain development in your adolescent, one important lesson to teach them is to stand firm. When they were a child, their convictions were likely your convictions. If there were troubled waters out there, they knew you would calm them and…[Read more...]
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
October 25, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Give Your Adolescent Room to Grow
April 19, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
If you have an adolescent in your home, you know that each day will be different. Their moods are unpredictable and they have a difficult time staying on one topic. They are just not the same person you have been raising the past 10 years.…[Read more...]
I’m Angry! | Helping Teens Respond to Current Events
February 22, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
If you have a child in middle school or especially in high school, they are probably joining students from all around the country to respond to the school shooting in Florida. These kids are angry and as they connect across the country on social media…[Read more...]
Did My Teen Really Mean That Hurtful Outburst?
February 15, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
It seems that from the moment you notice a change in your adolescent’s body odor, there is also a big change in their emotions. Their outbursts can be hurtful and personal. It is helpful to all parents to consider what is your child is feeling…[Read more...]
Boys In Puberty… Help Us!
March 17, 2016 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Yesterday I looked out the window just as a very interesting homemade go-cart went flying down the street. Peeking over the top of the makeshift racing vehicle was the head of my oldest grandson. He just turned 14 years old last week and measures his…[Read more...]
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