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Enter Here if You Would Like  More Information<br />about Your Teen <br />
For Parents<br />Joanne Neiman, MA, LPC<br />1634 Walnut Street <br />Boulder, Colorado 80302<br />303-442-4676<br />www.T...
For Parents<br />Staying sane <br />while raising <br />your teen<br />
For Parents<br />No two teens are alike<br />No instruction manual<br />Adolescence is the most tumultuous period in human...
For Parents<br />Teens are struck by shock of human experience<br />Increased school responsibility<br />Increased social ...
For Parents<br />Teens have new feelings<br />Insecurity<br />Vulnerability<br />Confusion <br />Sadness<br />Hostility <b...
For Parents<br />The Teenage Brain<br />“Work in progress”<br />Growth spurt in “thinking brain”<br />Learning to operate ...
For Parents<br />Teens have difficulty with<br />Judgment<br />Impulse control<br />Insight<br />Long-term planning<br />O...
For Parents<br />Teens are trying to figure out<br />How to do things<br />What they like<br />What they don’t like<br />W...
For Parents<br />What is a parent to do?<br />Don’t just tell your teen what to do<br />Help them work out solutions<br />...
For Parents<br />What is a parent to do?<br />Always:  It’s about the relationship<br />Learn to “read” your teen<br />Loo...
For Parents<br />When to ask for help<br />Is your teen unreachable?<br />Is he involved in risky behaviors?<br />Is she “...
For Parents<br />When to ask for help<br />Is she having difficulty with school, friends, activities, etc?<br />Is he havi...
For Parents<br />  When to ask for help<br />Sometimes kids need to talk to someone other than a parent, even if things ar...
For Parents<br />Helping your teen imagine who they could be<br />Advise & guide<br />Let them be different from you <br /...
For Parents<br />“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.<br />One of these is roots, the ot...
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  1. 1. Enter Here if You Would Like More Information<br />about Your Teen <br />
  2. 2. For Parents<br />Joanne Neiman, MA, LPC<br />1634 Walnut Street <br />Boulder, Colorado 80302<br />303-442-4676<br />www.TeenTherapyBoulder.com<br />
  3. 3. For Parents<br />Staying sane <br />while raising <br />your teen<br />
  4. 4. For Parents<br />No two teens are alike<br />No instruction manual<br />Adolescence is the most tumultuous period in human development<br />Who has it harder - teens or parents?<br />
  5. 5. For Parents<br />Teens are struck by shock of human experience<br />Increased school responsibility<br />Increased social complexity<br />Emotional & social changes<br />
  6. 6. For Parents<br />Teens have new feelings<br />Insecurity<br />Vulnerability<br />Confusion <br />Sadness<br />Hostility <br />Self-esteem issues<br />
  7. 7. For Parents<br />The Teenage Brain<br />“Work in progress”<br />Growth spurt in “thinking brain”<br />Learning to operate efficiently<br />“Use it or lose it”<br />
  8. 8. For Parents<br />Teens have difficulty with<br />Judgment<br />Impulse control<br />Insight<br />Long-term planning<br />Organizing<br />Short and long-term consequences<br />Reading others’ emotions and intentions <br />
  9. 9. For Parents<br />Teens are trying to figure out<br />How to do things<br />What they like<br />What they don’t like<br />What they’re good at<br />How to be in the world!<br />
  10. 10. For Parents<br />What is a parent to do?<br />Don’t just tell your teen what to do<br />Help them work out solutions<br />Help them see possibilities<br />Help your teen exercise their brain<br />
  11. 11. For Parents<br />What is a parent to do?<br />Always: It’s about the relationship<br />Learn to “read” your teen<br />Look for openings and opportunities to connect<br />Even the small moments matter<br />
  12. 12. For Parents<br />When to ask for help<br />Is your teen unreachable?<br />Is he involved in risky behaviors?<br />Is she “cranky,” irritable, sad, lonely, angry?<br />
  13. 13. For Parents<br />When to ask for help<br />Is she having difficulty with school, friends, activities, etc?<br />Is he having a hard time with things that were never hard before?<br />Do you worry that your teen is suicidal?<br />
  14. 14. For Parents<br /> When to ask for help<br />Sometimes kids need to talk to someone other than a parent, even if things aren’t so terrible<br />Sometimes teens have difficulty asking for help, so parents have to ask them if they want outside help<br />
  15. 15. For Parents<br />Helping your teen imagine who they could be<br />Advise & guide<br />Let them be different from you <br />Encourage them to try new things<br />Don’t hold on too tightly<br />Don’t sweat the small stuff<br />
  16. 16. For Parents<br />“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.<br />One of these is roots, the other is wings.”<br />- Hodding Carter<br />

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