If you have an adolescent, you are not surprised to hear they have unpredictable emotional ups and downs. Why now? Here are three different reasons your adolescent struggles with his/her emotions. The first reason is because their brain is going through a very intense time…[Read more...]
Adolescence and Adrenaline…Watch Out!
September 21, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Changes In Teens – Part 2: Preparing for Separation
May 3, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Are you surprised by the changes you have seen in your child as they have become an adolescent? Their change in attitude is due largely to developmental changes that are happening inside their brain. They don’t just seem different, they are different. Although it might…[Read more...]
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...]
Pornography & Shame
March 23, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
All of us would agree that pornography is awful in every way. Parents dread the day they might discover their child on a porn website. In the midst of the shock, be wise in how you respond. Now that your child is an adolescent, it…[Read more...]
How Does Your Home Feel?
March 15, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
How would your kid’s friends describe your home? Not what your home looks like, but how it makes them feel when they are there. I recently had a conversation with a mom of a young teen. His friend was going to be in town for…[Read more...]