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COUNSELING IN EXTON

Counseling for teenagers, preteens, and children •  Support and counseling for students in college • Coaching and consultation for parents

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Free, monthly conversation hours • Parent support groups • Educational seminars on raising kids and teens

RESOURCES FOR THERAPISTS

Training seminars • Private case consultation •  Supervision groups • Articles and handouts

Teens Who Bully Their Parents: Breaking the Cycle of Disrespect

NEW workshop!

to be presented at 

Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2015                                 March 26-29                                                                                     Washington DC

 

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Displays of disrespect towards parents are an increasingly common feature of family life today. Therapists are often hampered in addressing this behavior by approaches that justify extreme disrespect as normal rather than inexcusable rudeness. This workshop teaches an approach which both challenges parents’ tolerance of disrespect and holds them accountable for fostering a family climate characterized by negativity and resentment. You’ll learn how to help parents:

  • Avoid provocative or patronizing remarks that drive the adolescent’s attacks or excuse inappropriate behavior
  • Employ consequences that can change their children’s behavior and avoid power struggles
  • Recognize guilt or over-identification with their teen that interferes with appropriate limit setting