The foundation of communicating with struggling teens is the same as you would use with anyone who is struggling: listen, affirm, speak assertively, set clear boundaries, respond honestly and provide support. As with all people, effective communication depends on the... READ MORE
At some point, you’ve probably heard your own parents complain about the “kids these days!” There’s even a scientific name for the fear of a younger generation’s moral degradation: juvenoia. While these generational clashes have existed for centuries, risky behavior... READ MORE
Distance “The distance was good for us. I wish more families could experience distance like this. It is different than him being at school, or gone for a weekend. It is different because he is not a phone call away,... READ MORE
“Bad” is a shaky platform to be placed on. It is not a useful piece of feedback, or a nugget of real-talk from a trusted adult. It is a stagnant, heavy label; a “you are” statement, leaving no nuance for... READ MORE
The list of things students learn on Outward Bound expeditions is practically endless: cutting vegetables; washing dishes; keeping track of their belongings; sewing; map-reading; fire-building; setting up a tent; conflict resolution skills; goal setting; tree identification; leadership skills; basic first... READ MORE
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