Ruth Economou, M.S.W., LICSW; Clinical Social Worker
Anu (Anuradha) Vyavaharkar, M.S.W., LICSW, M.P.H.; Clinical Social Worker
You want your teen to achieve, be happy, have friends, like exercise, and, of course, still like you. And, you want to understand your teen. In this workshop, we will answer many of the common questions facing parents of teens. What is “normal” adolescent development? What are the warning signs that indicate something might be awry with your teenager? When do you let them talk you into “all the kids are doing this,” and when do you worry about their behavior, friends, isolation, or social media involvement? You also will learn some skills for having a conversation with children about their thoughts, feelings, and life, and how to help them consider counseling when needed.