Archive For The “Adolescents” Category

Talking To Your Child About A Crime In Your Area

By | October 2, 2017

Information about a crime or tragedy in the area can spread in seconds with the technology and electronic web of how we share, update, and communicate with each other. The mass shooting in Las Vegas Nevada at the Jason Aldean concert last night prompted SWAT teams and significant engagement from local authorities in Las Vegas […]

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Talking To Your Child About A Crime In Your Area

By | September 12, 2014

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Information about a crime or tragedy in the neighborhood can spread in seconds with the technology and electronic web of how we share, update, and communicate with each other. The bank robbery today in St. George Utah at Zions National Bank prompted schools to send me automated texts about the imposed lockdown, middle schoolers and high […]

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Back To School: Staying Connected To Your Teen

By | September 4, 2014

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We live in a world that thrives on instant gratification. The prevalence of mobile devices and tablets provides a forum of content on demand. Unfortunately, although we have a plethora of facts at our fingertips with our trusty smart phones, the answers to our complex social questions and emotional quandaries are not always so instantaneous. As […]

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The Family Solution: Experiential Family Treatment in St George Utah

By | July 15, 2014

Outpatient therapy can and is very helpful for teens and parents to work through issues and patterns that often change the entire family’s functioning. At times, it can be so complicated at home that parents consider an out of home placement. Placing your child out of the home can be a good option for many […]

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Emotional Codependency in Marriage and Parenting Relationships

By | August 7, 2011

Codependency has typically been associated or understood to be a dynamic that occurs with individuals that are addicted to substances and their partners or spouses. Today the phenomenon we call codependency can be associated with those that are in fact not using substances of any kind. Mothers and children, husbands and wives, friends and associates […]

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Accountability, Responsibility, and Freedom : Maturity With Developing Adolescents

By | July 23, 2010

Teenagers bring with them a capacity to risk and explore their world similar to when they were toddlers. The difficulty is, most teens want the freedom of egocentric curious toddlers without the responsibility they need to bear as they are approaching young adulthood. Parents hope that as their son or daughter matures, he or she will […]

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Parenting Styles – Rigid, Lax, or Somewhere Inbetween?

By | December 9, 2009

Parents gladly receive children into their lives eager to teach and guide them. Fond hopes are created and dreams planned as their child begins to grow and develop. The difficulty is, kids don’t arrive with an owners manual. So, most parents by default end up parenting based on their own experience they learned consciously or […]

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Full List of Blog Articles by Justin Stum

By | July 22, 2003

Most Popular What Is It Most Women Really Want? How To Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, OCD Overcoming Depression, Finding Hope – Robin Williams Your First Therapy Session Not Just Friends: Emotional Affairs and Infidelity My Spouse Won’t Come To Counseling, Now What? 5 Signs Of A Healthy Couple Relationship Sexual Addiction & Brain Arousal – […]

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