Feeling loved and accepted is a vital part of teenage identity development. Often, a teenager won’t accept herself for who she is. Instead, she might project this insecurity onto others, creating the feeling that no one accepts her….
Whether your teen has been gone for a night or a week, running away is a serious issue that should be addressed immediately and unequivocally. When a childâ€™s whereabouts are unknown, the adults responsible for them cannot provide for their well-being. In addition, high-risk behaviors and victimization can occur in many runaway scenarios. The following tips can help parents intervene effectively to interrupt new or chronic runaway behavior.
When explaining what Sunrise Residential Treatment Center is, I introduce our program as being relational-based rather than behavioral. This is always followed up with other questions such as “What does…
Setting Goals is often what we do to to begin a new year. The desire to start fresh is what motivates us to set new goals and be our best…
Normalizing stress by talking about it, making it okay, and encouraging problem solving instead of fight or flight, can help young people develop resiliency they need to persist and succeed. Self esteem that canâ€™t survive the bumps of adult life is fragile and, at best, of limited value.
None of us wants to fail, but setbacks give us some of our richest opportunities to listen, learn, and persist. Itâ€™s through supported challenges that we are most likely to cultivate a productive, pro-social balance of confidence and humility. The good news is that a positive relationship with failure can be developed even in young people who may have missed this developmental milestone at a younger age.
American children grow up in a culture that encourages consumption and debt–issues that have, arguably, led to our current financial crisis. What this means is that without conscious intervention, our children are likely to replicate bad financial habits that are culturally pervasive in the US and, arguably, are at the root of our current economic crisis. Even if you are a fiscally responsible adult, donâ€™t expect that ethic or skill set to automatically transfer to your children. Culture is too powerful a force to overcome by passive example.