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Meaning Of Adolescence

Great analogy to use with teens and tweens. Jennie, one of our therapists uses this a lot with her adolescents, they seem to respond well to it.

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Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

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Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls is a popular film from 2004 which explores the socialisation and identity development amongst adolescents. Set in High School, it follows the challenges of one student and her journey to find her personal and social identity.

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15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

"11 Young Adult Books Sure to Make You Cry: Book-lovers and high schoolers are celebrating Teen Read Week [October 13-19, 2013], but even if you're way past adolescence, you can enjoy a tear-jerking YA novel at any age. Young adult literature sometimes receives a bad rap as a depressing genre, but a hallmark of YA books is actually a hopeful ending. That doesn't mean some of the more emotional titles won't leave you in a puddle of your own tears."

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Using a Jacob's Ladder to talk about positive and negative self-talk; social skills or to process interactions with others (mean and kind behaviors). Feel free to comment with your ideas of how to use a Jacob's Ladder in therapy session!

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"WORD ROOT"

The YUNiversity has a great series on their blog on word roots. Look for the tag word root to find additional entries.

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