Adolescent Counselling

Help your Teen, Adolescent, or Child find Motivation to Succeed

Motivating Teens – 5 tips

Help your Teen, Adolescent, or Child find Motivation to Succeed

Motivating Teens is a topic that concerns a lot of parents. When I was a teen, I struggled with finding the motivation to do homework, study for tests and exams, go to school, go to soccer practice, do chores around the house; really anything.

It appeared as though when faced with any type of task (even the ones I enjoyed doing), it became this long drawn out battle between whoever was trying to get me to oblige and myself (sorry Mom and Dad).

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Sexting: it's just not worth it

Sexting: It’s Just Not Worth It!

If you are a teen you know that sexting is quite common. Has someone asked you, at least once, to send naked or partially naked pictures of yourself by text or email? If you are sexting maybe it’s time to stop and think about the possible consequences.

Stop Sexting and think about these 3 things:

1. Is sexting the latest means of bullying?

While sexting is definitely on the increase worldwide many teens feel the pressure of participating even if they don’t feel comfortable exchanging intimate images.

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youthful female hand reaching out to barbed wire fence

Confusion, Fragile Self-Esteem & Emotional Turmoil: The Adolescent Years

Parents have a well-known goal of keeping their children safe while they grow up and explore the world. The parents’ job is to protect, while the children’s’ job is to explore. Naturally, these opposing tasks can create tension. As tension mounts, changes begin to take fold. During early adolescence in particular, teens tend to turn away from their parents, where their attention is focused inward on their own fascinating, yet possibly overwhelming, changes.

Change Galore…

Adolescence has long been documented as a difficult period due to conflicts with parents and other authority figures,

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