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How to Survive Going Off to College

Countless articles and website have addressed how to parent so that teens are ready to leave home and go to college.  Even more articles have cautioned you to learn how to do your own laundry, cook, clean up after yourself, and even stick to a budget.  While all of these are important and quite necessary, […]

Getting Through Your First Breakup

Everyone remembers their first love. There is just something about the feelings and memories of that first love that can never be forgotten. Firsts of any kind are often memorable, but there is something uniquely special about your first love. Maybe it’s that it was the first time you ever experienced such strong feelings about […]

How to Get Help For Depression

Depression is a serious disease that affects adults, teenagers, and children. Everyone has had periods of sadness in their life, perhaps due to a death or a loss, so how does a parent recognize when things have gone beyond a temporary bout of the ‘blues’?

Are You Judgmental?

Your teen years are a time of exploration and figuring out your own identity.  As you try on different personas, styles, and even friends, you will eventually come to figure out exactly who you are.  In the meantime, teenagers often struggle to fit in, even though that is likely the single most important thing to […]

How Can I Get My Girlfriend Back?

She caught me flirting with her friend and broke up with me.  I told her it was just a stupid little thing and didn’t mean anything, but she doesn’t seem to believe me. One place to start is by asking your ex-­girlfriend to talk with you about what happened.  You’ll need to: be a good listener […]
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