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Finding the "Right" Therapist for your Teen communication relationships teenspeak therapists Mar 13, 2019

When I was 15, my mom took me to see a counselor. She thought that I needed someone to talk with since I had been, hmmm, let’s call it acting out after she and my dad divorced.

She chose a therapist who was also a teacher at my high school  I was reluctant, but I knew enough about her...

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Three Communication Mistakes Parents Make With Teens (and how you can fix em!) communication relationship teenspeak Jan 10, 2019

Around age ten, (sometimes earlier, sometimes later) communication begins to change.  Without notice, kids may stop hanging onto every word — or sometimes, any word at all. After working with children and adolescents for almost three decades, one thing I have learned with...

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Bring your Family’s Story to Life with this Year-End Activity communication family holidays julie smith relationships teenspeak Dec 19, 2018

It’s so hard to believe that this year is almost complete. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was wondering what the next twelve months would bring. Today, I’m a little in awe by all that it did bring. Some of it amazingly good, some epically eh and definitely a bit of “I...

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Managing and even Reducing Holiday Stress with Teens holidays julie smith stress teenspeak Dec 06, 2018

Hey Julie~

The holidays are both our family’s most favorite and most stressful time of the year. This year I’m extra worried because I feel like I can’t tell what my 15 year old son  is feeling. Is he excited? Is he down? Is he happy? Help! How can I support my son this...

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