How to Help Runaway Teenagers

By |2016-02-28T08:43:17-06:00February 28th, 2016|Identity & Motivation, Tips for Families|

Whether your teen has been gone for a night or a week, running away is a serious issue that should be addressed immediately and unequivocally. When a child’s whereabouts are unknown, the adults responsible for them cannot provide for their well-being. In addition, high-risk behaviors and victimization can occur in many runaway scenarios. The following tips can help parents intervene effectively to interrupt new or chronic runaway behavior.

Coping with Failure

By |2012-06-07T08:59:36-06:00June 7th, 2012|Depression, Identity & Motivation|

None of us wants to fail, but setbacks give us some of our richest opportunities to listen, learn, and persist. It’s through supported challenges that we are most likely to cultivate a productive, pro-social balance of confidence and humility. The good news is that a positive relationship with failure can be developed even in young people who may have missed this developmental milestone at a younger age.

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