All of us who have had kids in school recognize that from the moment our students get on the bus it is possible that bullying can begin. I distinctly remember when our first son was in kindergarten. He experienced anxiety waiting for the bus because older kids were threatening him. I remember painful conversations, our own […]
In my last post, I began writing about the issue of bullying. I will be addressing aspects of this topic in more detail in future posts, so keep reading. Bullying, a hot topic on the Internet Some parents may want to know about signs of bullying. Have you witnessed changes in your child’s or teen’s behavior? Even subtle […]
National Bullying Prevention Month Tragically, the headline read Deadly Bullying on cover of the October 18, 2010 issue of People. The issue relates stories of three teens: an 18-year-old male, and two 13-year-old males who had committed suicide within the last 30 days. The magazine then cites story after story of teenagers who are experiencing bullying for reasons of […]
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.
In my recent posts we looked at the many ages and stages of adolescent development. Understanding these changes shows us why we tend to have so many problems in our relationships with teenagers.
In my past posts, we reviewed the varied ages and stages of developments that occur in teenagers years that bridge childhood to adulthood. These developmental processes are complicated, difficult to navigate and present many struggles to teenagers, parents and other 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.
A relationship with your teen is like building a bridge.