Mothers, Daughters and Envy

I had a candid conversation with a friend recently. Christine, age 52, has a 15 year old daughter, Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is becoming beautiful in a womanly way, but she really doesn’t know it yet. “She looks so fresh, her hair is silky and her skin glows… and men are looking at her!”, her mother says. […]

By |June 9th, 2011|Categories: Current Issues, Teens||Comments Off on Mothers, Daughters and Envy

My Dog turned into a Cat: Understanding Teenagers.

I spent years training to be a psychotherapist. Grad school, internships, study and research … And yet one of the most consistently useful things I’ve come across in helping parents accept the nature of adolescence was an article written by Bay Area newspaper columnist, Adair Lara.

When Children Turn Into Cats, describes the confusion parents feel when […]

By |December 8th, 2010|Categories: Teens||1 Comment