Help Surviving the Teenage Years

Parenting teenagers is difficult.  I’m not quite there with my two boys, but I’ve heard the stories from friends and family members about this sometimes challenging period of child-rearing.  The themes that I hear repeatedly are that teens are not fulfilling their potential academically or socially, they can be disrespectful towards authority and they are

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Girls and Middle School

Do you remember what middle school was like?  These memories alone will stir your reserves of compassion for any middle-schooler you are raising.  Middle-school is the time when a child begins to develop their independence and their individuality.  Unfortunately, individuality can make them stand-out and sometimes, this ends up being to their detriment. Obviously, from

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Finding the Right Place

As our children grow, they begin to look to us less and less for guidance.  They strive for independence and the acceptance of their peers.  This can be overwhelming for parents.  How do you trust the world enough to support your kids in becoming their best selves? Riverview Counseling Services offers a wide array of

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