Lakeside: Nearly 50 Years Helping Vulnerable Teens Succeed Lakeside Educational Network currently provides educational and clinical services to over 1500 students per year. We operate 4 alternative schools which serve students from 25 regional school districts, and we have a long-standing reputation of quality service and successful transitioning of students to their community.
When Teenagers Have Special Needs
I have recently written about the normal ages and stages of the adolescent years. (See past posts for details on individual ages and stages.) Truly, familiarity with these significant developmental processes provides comfort for teens, their parents, and those who are caregivers.
Teen Ages and Stages: Your 18 Year Old
Should Age Alone Determine Status As An Adult? Age 18 is often perceived as a rite of passage to adulthood because three major tasks of life are ascertained at this benchmark age:
Teen Ages and Stages: Your 16-to-17 Year Old
Handing over your car keys to your 16 year-old can be a scary thing. At age 16-to-17, a whole new world of risk and vulnerability opens. Suddenly introduced to your teen are complex responsibilities that can have life-defining consequences.
Teen Ages and Stages: Your 14-to-15 Year Old
Your Teen’s Age Offers You a Profile of His or Her Development Parents often ask me: “Why has my adolescent forgotten everything I taught him? Why is he rebelling?” These and similar questions are due to the confusion we experience as we see the changes in development our teenagers undergo during these years. To answer them, […]
Teen Ages and Stages: Your 12-to-13 Year Old
Adolescence Is a Process of Change on Multiple Levels It is important for teenagers and those who care for them to understand that some changes have major impact on emotions, behavior and development. Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D. Ed.D., researcher and author, has left us with helpful profiles by age on these changes.
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