As colleges get ready to tell their applicants their fate, kids and parents become increasingly anxious, which makes it a good time to talk about the meaning of college admissions and how much they really matter. First of all, I want to say that no one should take the college admissions process to seriously. While […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. It’s not just luck that in the many years I’ve worked with teens and parents in turmoil, that I have met so many extraordinary, wonderful people, both young and old. The parents I’ve had the privilege to work with are good, dedicated, loving caretakers of good kids, but, like their kids, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As a parent, it can be hard to talk with your teen. Do you often find yourself trying to engage your teen only to find that what was intended to be a civil conversation becomes an all out war? Or, maybe you’re a teen who wants to talk to your parent, but you’re not sure […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. Helicopter Parenting is a term coined by Dr. Haim Ginott in 1969, and is used to describe a parent that is overly focused on and involved in his or her child’s life. Do you find yourself questioning your child’s every move? Are you constantly hovering over everything he or she is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym Ph.D. Many of us are familiar with the boiling frog metaphor. Below, you’ll see how kids and teens use different tactics such as intimidation and manipulation to create chaos and unhappiness. HOW TO BOIL A FROG RECIPE 1. Place a frog in large pot of cool water. Place the pot on stove. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By. Carol Maxym, PhD. Communication is at the core of successful relationships, but too often both parents and teens have a difficult time making the other understand what they’re feeling. Adolescence is a complicated time in a teen’s life; he or she may be undergoing intense physical, mental, and emotional changes and may also be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.