26

Feb

The dynamics for adolescents participating in counseling services is different than adults. Counselors need to be mindful of specific developmental issues that could factor into therapy. Motivation, insight, maturity, and life experiences are just not the same for adolescents as they are for adults. It is important for parents to have realistic expectations of what…

29

Oct

Almost every parent has encountered the struggle of a teen texting. Epic battles have been fought over parent’s believing their children are texting too much and teens believing a fundamental right of theirs is being challenged (currently not listed in the US constitution). However, researchers have discovered there may be gender differences when it comes…

15

Oct

The adolescent brain is a work in progress.  Brain plasticity, the term used to explain changes in our brain’s neural pathways and synapses, is believed to be heightened during teenage years.  University of London researchers did not find data to support that belief, but did find evidence “that memory formation, social stress, and drug use…

04

Jan

During adolescents, individuals are struggling with many developmental, social, emotional, and physical challenges. Peer relations, body image, hormonal changes, sense of identity, and independence issues are to name a few. Most adolescents are able to work through this time with very little difficulties. Others may have a more difficult time negotiating their way through this…