Category Archive: Adolescence

How do I know if my Daughter is a Victim of Dating Violence?

Contributed by Eva Fleming It is estimated that 1 out of 4 women become victims of severe abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Men abuse women at a rate of 10… Continue reading


Contributed by Eva Fleming Texting is not a simple social intrusion. Text messages appear to be the most widely used application in the world and as parents, we must be willing to treat… Continue reading

My Pre-Teen Daughter wants to have a Boyfriend!

Contributed by Eva Fleming In a televised interview in the OWN Network, Kim Kardashian confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she lost her virginity when she was 14 and her mother facilitated the contraceptives… Continue reading

Talk to your teens about sex

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo Ok. I already know you’re asking yourselves, why is a single, childless person writing about this? The answer is simple. I just had to. No, seriously. I was at… Continue reading

Truth is…Raising Kids today is a Challenge

That’s the plain truth according to parents from the Chicagoland area. Whether raising an infant, toddler, preteen, or teenager, the role of a parent or caretaker has become a much more complicated task.… Continue reading

The Role of Parents Raising Teenage Children: When to Hold on and When to Let Go

Contributed by Jeremy Moeggenberg, MA As a therapist working with many adolescents, I have seen the spectrum of problems that families can run across when roles are not well defined.  Many of the… Continue reading