Dads are often labeled as “problem-solvers” and “fixers,” rather than “nurturers” or “givers.” But men don’t always have to play the tough guy. In fact, this could do more harm to your child than good. Heather Senior, LCSW, has tips on how to find a balance.
So, you just caught your teen in a lie. Your instinct may be to lose your cool: to panic, feel hurt and maybe yell at your child. But before you let your emotions get the best of you, take a deep breath. It is important to think about why your child is lying – and […]
Teens are asking legitimate questions about marijuana like, “Marijuana is a plant. It’s natural. How harmful could it be?” This question may stop you in your tracks. After all, marijuana is a plant. Often, it is natural. So how do you respond to your teen, and still seem reasonable and credible?
At the Partnership, we’ve been talking a lot about marijuana. As you may know, we recently launched our new Marijuana Talk Kit, designed to help parents navigate the constantly evolving drug landscape and have productive conversations with their teens. One way to set yourself up for a meaningful conversation – one during which your teen […]
For some, the holidays are the “happiest time of the year,” but Marvin D. Seppala, MD, chief medical officer of Hazelden addiction treatment center, says some are worried about relapse during what they consider the most difficult time of the year.