The Rebellious Teen | Part 2

The Rebellious Teen | Part 2

Apr 30

How To Find Out Why Your Teen Is Angry

There is a secret key to unlocking your teenager and that is relationship.  We, of course, need a balance of relationship and discipline but pursuing relationship is key for the teenage years.  It is easy think, “a teen doesn’t want to spend time with a parent, so by giving them space am I not giving them what they want?” The answer is no.  A teen wants to feel that they are valued, that they belong and that they have a purpose.  Like we said yesterday a teen feels as though they don’t completely fit in society so we need to make sure that they have a secure sense of belonging and purpose with in our family.  Things that we value, we give our time and attention.  During the teenage years we need to make sure that we are taking time to spend quality time with our teen one on one.  This is where a weekly “date” with our child does wonders.

 

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The Rebellious Teen | Part 1

The Rebellious Teen | Part 1

Apr 29

Why It’s Such A Difficult Season

The teenage years can be a difficult season for even the “easiest” of children, but for those who are challenging it can be overwhelming.  We are going to spend the next two weeks looking at teens and rebellion and what we as parents can do about it.  We need to look at why it is such a difficult season for all included.  First, consider that we have reached a point in our culture where teens just don’t fit in anywhere.   They are the in-between.  They are not children but they aren’t considered adults either.  What has changed for teens in the past 100 or so years?  The teens of past generations got married half way through their teenage years.  This means they didn’t have to deal with their budding sexuality.  They also didn’t have to function in an over sexualized culture.  They belonged to something bigger than self, a family unit that probably included lots of extended family.  They knew where they were needed in the family and knew their purpose.  They also spent their teenage years easing into adulthood.   There was a usually some kind of right of passage.  They had a lot less outside influences to filter through.  If we look at it in this way it shows a pretty serious cultural shift from past generations.

Check back for more on teens and rebellion over the next two weeks.

 

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Understanding My Child’s Lack of Performance w/Dr. Monika Schuelke | Part 5

Understanding My Child’s Lack of Performance w/Dr. Monika Schuelke | Part 5

Apr 26

Remembering My Child is Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

We are privileged to have a special guest with us this week to discuss this important topic.

Monika Schuelke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and her graduate degrees at Nova Southeastern University.  Since 2007, she has been working for Child Provider Specialists, where she specializes in diagnostics.  She has extensive experience assessing children and adolescents with cognitive and/or learning challenges, as well as social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties.  Additionally, she spent 10 years in the field of Christian education and frequently uses her experiences in the classroom when working with educators to help meet the needs of children.  

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Understanding My Child’s Lack of Performance w/Dr. Monika Schuelke | Part 4

Understanding My Child’s Lack of Performance w/Dr. Monika Schuelke | Part 4

Apr 25

The Evaluation Process- Part #2

We are privileged to have a special guest with us this week to discuss this important topic.

Monika Schuelke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and her graduate degrees at Nova Southeastern University.  Since 2007, she has been working for Child Provider Specialists, where she specializes in diagnostics.  She has extensive experience assessing children and adolescents with cognitive and/or learning challenges, as well as social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties.  Additionally, she spent 10 years in the field of Christian education and frequently uses her experiences in the classroom when working with educators to help meet the needs of children.  

Be sure to listen to today’s podcast for her expertise on this topic.

 
Understanding My Child’s Lack of Performance w/Dr. Monika Schuelke | Part 3

Understanding My Child’s Lack of Performance w/Dr. Monika Schuelke | Part 3

Apr 24

The Evaluation Process- Part #1

We are privileged to have a special guest with us this week to discuss this important topic.

Monika Schuelke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and her graduate degrees at Nova Southeastern University.  Since 2007, she has been working for Child Provider Specialists, where she specializes in diagnostics.  She has extensive experience assessing children and adolescents with cognitive and/or learning challenges, as well as social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties.  Additionally, she spent 10 years in the field of Christian education and frequently uses her experiences in the classroom when working with educators to help meet the needs of children.  

Be sure to listen to today’s podcast for her expertise on this topic.