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Why Not Punish?

One of the most challenging concepts for parents and youth workers to effectively implement is PUNISHMENT. Punishment is used to suppress behavior by responding to it with an unpleasant consequence. It usually results in a temporary suppression of a behavior. […]

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Connected??

You may be thinking this is another post about technology use. There has been a lot of talk on the impacts of how connected our teens (and we) are with devices and the impact. This message is not, however, about tech use. It […]

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Words That Work!

Teenagers become emotionally dysregulated, and it can be very challenging to facilitate problem-solving or any other kind of rational discussion in these moments. Our attempts to calm the teen down by offering solutions and suggesting a more reasonable approach often […]

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