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What to Do When: Understanding Non-Binary Gender Expression in Teens (and Adults too!) gender genderexpression non-binary parenting parentingteens teens Jun 20, 2019

Hi Julie,

My daughter came home the other day and told me she has never felt comfortable in her body and doesn’t really feel like a girl or a boy. She said she has been using they pronoun “they” with friends and also has chosen a gender-neutral name. I want to support her -...

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What To Do When: Understanding your LGBTQ teen behindourbehaviour juliesmith lgbtq parenting parentingteens speakteen teenbehaviour teens Jun 06, 2019

Hi Julie~ 

My daughter came home last week and said she thinks she is gay, or rather she said she is bi-sexual. I like to think I’m a fairly aware and open person, and if this is how she identifies then I want to support her. However, I’m at a complete and total loss of what to...

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What to Do When™: Teens + End-of-School-Year Anxiety anxiety behindourbehaviour endofschoolyearanxiety juliesmith parenting parentingteens school speakteen summer summervacation teens May 31, 2019

Hi Julie~

My daughter was diagnosed with anxiety over the school year. She’s done a pretty good job of managing it, and I really thought that having a break from school would make her feel even better - especially after having some time to sleep and rest. However, now that school is out,...

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What to Do When: Five Ways to Support Teens + Yourself in the Era of School Shootings behindourbehaviour child safety parenting school safety school shooting school violence speakteen teens May 09, 2019

Hi Julie,

Yesterday the news struck. Another school shooting. I can’t handle it. I don’t know how to help my daughter when we hear about one. She is starting high school in the fall, and I don’t know if I can handle four more years of this fear. Help!

Thanks,

Annie


Hi Anne~

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Are you Really Listening (part 1 in a 3-part series) communication listening relationships speakteen teens Apr 11, 2019

Do you ever notice that your teen’s eyes glaze over while you’re talking to them? This is a surefire sign you are talking too much and listening too little.

Solid, healthy communication is essential in any relationship, right? When we talk and share our feelings, we feel closer to...

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How you and your Teen can Stress Less this Holiday Season holiday health holiday stress teens thanksgiving Nov 21, 2018

It feels like just yesterday I was sitting on the bay of the river, toes in sand, watching the fireworks above me. Today, I’m sitting on the living room floor, toes wrapped in wool socks, watching my teens argue over what pie we should have and tossing around ornaments for a tree that...

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