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International Boost Self – Esteem Month

Someone brought to my attention recently that February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month, so it’s been on my mind ever since, making me extra aware of the struggles we have with it. I’ve been narrowing my thoughts to a couple things. One, we all struggle with self-esteem at some point i...

How Giving Service To Others Can Bring About Change

When teens and young adults are struggling with behavioral issues, it can often be difficult for parents to teach them how to have compassion towards others. Young people who are suffering from behavioral issues are often wrapped tightly into their own egocentric view and find it difficult to rel...

Failure to Launch Syndrome | A Millennial Epidemic

The Majority of Our Nation's Future Has 'Failure to Launch Syndrome' In the upcoming decades, Millenials will have no choice but to take command of the proverbial wheel that drives American society - prepared or not. Having said that, it might not be a bad idea for Generation Y to take a few mor...

How Having Life Skills Can Open Doors for Young Adults

The possession of life skills has many benefits for teens and young adults, especially those who may be struggling in troubled areas, such as poor performance in school, addiction, depression, emotional issues and more. At The Crossroads is a premier facility that offers highly comprehensive and ...

November 2016 National Adoption Month

November 2016 National Adoption Month – A Clinician Q&A How Many Of  Your Clients Are Adopted? The percentage of adopted children in the U.S. is anywhere from 2-4% of the population. I would estimate that anywhere from 20-30% of our clients are adopted. This is significantly higher than the...

Parenting: Be The Change

For Our Kids… I recently had my second child. This combined with working with troubled youth leaves parenting on my mind about 90% of the time. If I wasn’t sure before, having a newborn and a 2-year-old has definitely convinced me that being a parent is the hardest job out there. And I don’t t...

When Tragedy Strikes…Why Addiction Just Plain Sucks

Jim had a funny way of making everyone around him feel cared for and loved. Jim was bright, intuitive, wise and insightful beyond his years and I admired these qualities about him. He made others laugh and comfortable being around. This kid didn’t do anything in his life half ass. Like most young...