In my last post, I opened the subject of attachment in children and its importance in creating resilience for children toward recovery from a traumatic events. In short, a child that has had a healthy parent (or caregiver) attachment process in infancy will have an easier recovery from trauma. Let’s look at this process more closely.
We have been discussing how trauma and adverse childhood experiences affect a child’s lifetime emotional, physical and relational health. A child is most vulnerable during early childhood development, when dependent on the care given by adults. If the early childhood development process has been a healthy one, the child is more likely to possess the resilience to handle trauma than if […]
Many would agree that one of the toughest jobs is parenting. With children are numerous, sometimes overwhelming, variables: temperaments, issues, emotions, complex developmental changes often occurring simultaneously. The process of parenting takes a totally dependent infant to an independent adult, and while that process can be incredibly enjoyable, it is not without some extremely challenging periods, especially when involving […]
This is a season of great accomplishment and celebration for many of our students as they transition from high school to the adult world of college, work and career. Why do we celebrate what it has taken to reach this goal, and why should we continue our support processes?
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.
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.
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:
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.
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, […]
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.