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Young people going through the process of adolescence need what they have always needed from their parents. They want your love, your support, your encouragement, your nurture, acceptance and attention. The difference for teenagers is that while children need their parents to be in the lead, pulling them along, directing their steps and making the important decisions, teenagers need to be side by side.
We provide all options of birth control methods and can help you reach an informed decision regarding the best method for you. See our Family Planning page to learn what to expect during your visit. Free for ages 18 and under.
Jack Bloomfield is 17 years old - and this kid is going places. He has deals to close, a business to build, and above all else, money to make. With nothing but perseverance, he's made it work with money that he's earned all by himself - with no help from his parents. Jack's motivation came as he started to consider his life after high school.
When the teenager in your life is angry at you, it may seem like the last thing they want to do is talk. But the truth is, your teen is sending you messages with their behavior—especially their most off-putting, anger-laden actions. The key is whether you are willing to respond to the real message behind their anger.
As a therapist and the mother of three teenagers myself, I know firsthand that the more you push your kids, the more they get defensive and dig in their heels. They become reactive in the form of explosiveness or shutting down and ignoring you. Clamming up or exploding are both ways your teenagers attempt to manage their stress and defend themselves.
Teen Takeover is a free night at the Zatzman Sportsplex, designed to help teens unwind from a busy week and hang out in a fun, safe, and inclusive environment. During Teen Takeover, youth ages are invited to come to the Sportsplex for free to swim, play sports in the gym, hang out and use the WiFi, play board games, and participate in other activities run by our staff child and youth staff. On Friday nights, Colter Simmonds, our Child, Youth, and Sport Coordinator, is always in the building unless he's away, then he always has a back-up in place. Colter's experienced staff are in on Friday nights to hang out with the teens, run activities, and supervise teens to keep them safe and comfortable.
You've lived through 2 a. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much worry? When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families.