Recent studies of adolescents reveal what teenagers need most from their parents during four phases of teens’ intellectual, emotional and social development.
How We Mark Our Lives
Craig D. Lounsbrough, M.Div., LPC Dear Friend Memorial Day for me as a kid growing up involved a deep respect for, and a heart-felt reflection on the sacrifices made by so many others. Growing up at the feet of the “Golden Generation,” I heard the stories of World War II. There were the adults who spoke of the Battle of Bataan, the Coral Sea, the Battle of the Bulge, the marches of Patton’s 1 st Army, and other innumerable stories that never made the headlines and were held only by those who had lived them. I have found that it is one thing to speak of sacrifice. It is quite another to have lived it or have watched it lived. And while I have not known battlefields of this sort, I grew up…
How to Combine Vacation, Mindful Eating, and Peace with Food
Life’s too short to feel like we need to take a vacation from the way we eat. You don’t have to wait till you get back from vacation to get started.
What Might Work To Improve Outcomes Of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Sarah Threnhauser, MPA The “outcomes” for the 24,000 youth in the foster care system that enter adulthood each year don’t look good – they are less likely to graduate college, are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed, and have limited financial resources. The advocacy group Children’s Rights reports that 47% of former foster children are unemployed, and of those with jobs, 71% report an annual income of less than $25,000 (see Unemployment Rampant Among Former Foster Youth); and less than 10% of former foster care youth earn a bachelor’s degree (see Fostering Success in Education: National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care). State approaches to addressing the situation – and the…
How to Get the Most from Marriage Counseling
People are often curious about how to get the most out of their sessions with a marriage therapist. Who wouldn’t want to get their marriage back on the right track as quickly as possible? In addition, most couples do not have an abundance of extra money so they want to make sure their hard-earned cash …