In this Teen Tidbit, Evan Center, LCPC, talks about the urge to share wisdom with teenagers, the desire to teach them, guide them, and prevent wrong turns… and why you need to suppress that urge and what to do instead.
In this Teen Tidbit, Evan Center, LCPC of Center Counseling talks about the most foundational piece of every parenting approach (from toddlers to teens) and how to apply it even when your teen is being hard to love. Evan draws on concepts taken from Jim Fay and Dr. Charles Fay’s courses and books on their “Love and Logic” approach to parenting.
In this podcast, Evan Center talks about the urge to fix situations and relieve uncomfortable emotions in our children… And how to approach this differently with teens. She calls it the “un-fix fix.” Listen to find out how to respond when your teen runs up against a problem or difficult emotion.
In this teen tidbit, Evan discusses her visit with Rick Hanson and his discoveries of thought patterns and their impact on brain structure. Evan illustrates that brain structure can actually be changed through brain exercises and positive thinking. This can be valuable in easing stress and anxiety when observing teen behavior and determining outcomes.
In this teen tidbit, Evan Center discusses power placement in the family dynamic and how allowing your teen too much decision making power can not only cause dysfunction within the family, but produce anxiety in your teen.