Learn Empathetic Responses to Keep Your Teen Sharing

Teens are at the developmental stage where their life focus is moving away from their family of origin to creating their own family in the future. Their prefrontal cortex, their thinking and analyzing brain, won’t be fully developed until the mid-20’s. So, as parents, we watch this process with often feelings of concern, fear, and…

Eight Weapons in the War on Anger (# 5 – 8)

These four weapons are from Nancy Samalia’s book, Love and Anger:  The Parental Dilemma.Even though we may know these tips, it’s always great to be reminded. The other four are in a complementary blog https://bridges2understanding.com/eight-weapons-in-the-war-on-anger/  Which ones do you use? 5. STAY SHORT AND TO THE POINT – Be specific. It’s pointless to tell a…