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Independence!!(??)

Seems appropriate to address Independence in July. The celebration of a country free to manage itself, woohoo!! Growth and self-sufficiency however, is not easily earned.  It requires persistence, sacrifice, and the ability to postpone instant gratification in pursuit of a larger goal and […]

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We Are Not Apes!

Human beings are a unique species. For better or worse we have come to dominate the planet. One of the reasons for this is our unique to imitate each other. Consider the benefits, imitating allows us to learn quickly from […]

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Putting Teens to Work!

It seems that sometimes we (parents and professionals alike) can be so focused on teens achieving academically to get into college that we overlook the opportunities for teens to learn and grow in a work environment. Whether teens are self motivated […]

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Belonging

You may be familiar with the Maslow’s hierarchy of basic needs. First is basic survival — food, air, sleep, etc. Second is safety; we all strive to be safe and sound in a world that we often experience as relatively […]

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Don’t Stop…Go!

Substance abuse, risky behavior, lying, cheating, skipping school, promiscuous sex, self-injury; the list goes on and on. A challenging task for those of us who work with teens is addressing behaviors that are unhealthy and by all accounts need to […]

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ANGER!!

You meet a new client in the waiting room for the first time and extend your hand, he just looks at you and doesn’t reciprocate. When you settle into the office and begin to talk he states, “all therapists suck, […]

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