Author:Colleen

#117 Should You Trust Your Teen?

Should you trust your teen? [caption id="attachment_5575" align="alignright" width="300"] I don't know what to do![/caption] Has your teen ever said to you, Why don’t you trust me? I’ve seen so many moms come into my practice reeling from that question. Why would moms be so bothered by that...

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#116 “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”

Have you ever picked your teen up after school and said, "How's your day?" and they tell you. "fine." Then [caption id="attachment_5571" align="alignright" width="300"] Mother Worried About Unhappy Teenage Daughter[/caption] when you ask him another questions they tell you, "I don’t want to talk about it." I already...

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Should I Trust My Teen?

Tips for reducing the drama and increasing the fun with your teen this summer: A Q&A with Colleen O'Grady When you are the parent of a teen, the fantasy of summer break includes both laughs shared in the sunshine and industrious kids getting work done. Often, reality is...

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I Want My Life Back

Last week Sara came to see me in my private practice. Sara had that spaced out, frazzled look. She said, "I want my life back. It's only the first week of summer and I'm ready for school to start." Sara really didn't want school to start,...

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#109 Lower Your Teen’s Risk for Addiction

In this episode I interview Jessica Lahey. Her latest book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, published by Harper Collins will be released April 6th, 2021 every where books are sold. Jessica writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The...

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