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SafePassage: Your Summer and Smart Phones

So, how’s your summer shaping up? Are you ready for another summer of your teen video gaming and sexting until four in the morning? And what about the exhibition of inappropriate outbursts, anti-social behavior, and physical aggression when you ask him to cut the grass, unload the dishwasher, or feed the dog? Really?! You didn’t...

SafePassage: Teen Talk

Listen up! Are you spending more time arguing with your teens than you would like? Argumentative teens are healthy teens says Andrea Peterson Wall Street Journal contributor. According to Peterson the most argumentative years for teens are between ages 10 to 13. Really? If looking back is 20/20 then it has to be said that...

SafePassage: NATSAP TUCSON

More than 800 of my close friends and colleagues joined me as the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs held their annual conference in Tucson Arizona last week at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Even though the weather was unseasonably cold and by Friday morning snow restricted travel to the mountains, the...

SafePassage: Parents Think Twice

Time after time colleagues ask the same question: Should parents transport their at-risk adolescent to treatment? No, most of the time no is the correct answer to this question but perhaps not for the reasons you think. Most of you are probably thinking that it is important for parents to accompany their troubled teens because...

SafePassage: Bending the Rules

As I sat down to read the Wall Street Journal yesterday and the article “The Joy of Bending Rules” caught my attention. Letting children have pre-dinner ice cream and more screen time are two of the topics discussed. Anne Marie Chaker said basically, parents should institute rule-flexibility on occasion as children relish departure from their...

SafePassage: Art Therapy

In a recent presentation I listened to local motivational speaker  Judi Collins and author of Devotions Moose Manor A Tale of Forgiveness spoke recently about having “clay days” when her children were growing up. Collins shared her experiences of having the lump of clay in the middle of the table and each one sitting around...