Posts tagged with: kids

by Elizabeth M. Klaers, MSW, LSW In part one, we considered traits that are common during emerging adulthood. Today, I want to give 6 tips that will help parents navigate this transition. The term, “Emerging Adulthood”, coined by researcher Jeffery...
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by Elizabeth Klaers, MSW, LSW If you have a son or daughter that is between the ages of 18 years old and twenty-something this question may feel familiar: What is happening…? Although the specifics vary from family to family, the...
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC It happened again. I say again because it seems like I can’t make a trip to the grocery store or walk in a park or sit in a restaurant without it happening. This time my...
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC So think about it. We sit down with our children to tell them that we have decided to get a divorce. They probably knew it was coming because they have heard the fighting and arguing....
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., L.P.C. I recently had an experience while on vacation that knocked the wind out of my sails. My family and I were in a beautiful city in England, walking along an ancient street with the sun...
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC Parent: Pick up your room! Child: I will, I will. Parent: Pick it up NOW! Child: Okay, okay! Parent: I said NOW, YOUNG MAN, and I MEAN NOW! Child: Okay! Get off my back! Parent:...
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by Joel Silverman, MA, LPC “Please put the cell phone away!” I hear myself say with more than a little irritation to my teenage son as we make yet another attempt to sit at the dinner table for more than...
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by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC There are actually a lot of rules that govern unhappy families, but here are three that I come across often while working with families, going to (eavesdropping at) the grocery store, eating (spying) at restaurants,...
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Chris Lewis, EdS, LPC Trust me. I know what it’s like. You’ve just had the billionth phone call from the ex about why he can’t take the kids again this weekend after you’ve made, and cancelled and made again, plans...
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