Category Archives: Adolescence

iStock_Kid3 March 08

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 before her first sexual encounter. I am sure her confession caused a reaction in all the points of the spectrum. Some, like […]

8.7.12.chalkboardmalefemalefigure February 26

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 Target last night buying a pair of $150 socks (for those of you that shop at Target, you know very well how […]

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. Dealing with issues like tantrums, long working hours, technology-absorbed children and adults, teens that think they know it all, and the increasing […]

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 adolescents that I see are having problems at school and/or at home, are having issues related to drug or alcohol use, or […]

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