Counseling & Therapy for Adolescents:
Adolescence is an exciting stage for young people, and a challenging time for many parents. Many teens think they know everything, and they are ready to take the world. Gaining Peer approval can become more important to teens than parental approval. Teen’s rebellious attitudes, withdrawals, defiance, foul language, irresponsible behavior, hanging out with the wrong crowds, violation of the curfew, substance abuse, being sexual promiscuous, skipping classes or truancy, and slipping grades can frustrate or devastate parents.
“Discipline without relationship brings rebellion,” said Glenn Latham in his book, Power of Positive Parenting. Thus, the most important task as parents of teens is to connect with your teens and let them know that you love them. But love without boundaries is not safe for teens and most frustrating for parents. At New Life Family Counseling, we will listen to your teens and counsel them to set their goals, to identify their negative thought patterns (styles of irrational or dysfunctional thinking, self-downing cycle), and to learn to replace with positive and constructive self-talks. Teens will learn to acquire essential life skills, to develop a specific plan, and to implement their plans, and to evaluate their plan implementation to reach their goals.
Mrs. Sylvia Roan at New Life Family Counseling will assist you to set parenting goals and communicate clear expectations with your teens and to decide consequences for the expectation reached or not reached. With consistency, you and your teens will start building a healthier and more constructive relationship. The outcome for your teenager may be a well-adjusted young adult who displays the following attitude and behaviors: “I Can!” “I Care!” and “I Respect!” Sylvia S. Roan named these “Triple I to Success.” With your newly acquired strategies and your consistency in implementation, New Life Family Counseling is confident that you and your teens will build a more pleasant and better-connected relationship.
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Please call 626-353-8772 to schedule an appointment or to discuss your counseling needs. I'm looking forward to speaking with you.
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FREE PARENTING SEMINAR in MANDARIN on October 28, 2017 at 10am to 12 pm FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, INCLUDING TEENAGE AND YOUTH.