For the last 20 years, I've blended my insights and clinical experience to better understand how the cultural trends affect children and teens and their relationships with the outside world. As a parent to two teenage girls, I know firsthand that patience and love don't always solve our life problems, even though it's the most rewarding.
With a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and after 20 years of working in clinics, hospitals and schools, I found a way to turn my passion into working with pre-teens and teens. With many years of experience in school counseling, I learned more about how teenagers think, feel and talk. I started hosting workshops and interviewed hundreds of pre-teens and teens on the very topics that affect them on a daily basis - the challenges of relationships and friendships, school, family, peer pressure, social media, bullying, alcohol and drugs.
As an educator, speaker, and author, I'm always finding information that relates to kids growing up in today's rapidly changing world, and the issues they face as they experience puberty, adolescence, and eventually adulthood. With teenage anxiety and depression on the rise, this is a time when our kids need us more than ever.
My husband and two daughters are my biggest blessings in life. They inspire me every day. Creating this platform for parents of teens gives me an opportunity to discuss the real issues that parents and teens face. It's also very rewarding knowing that I get to work in my professional career helping and consulting with the teenage population and their parents. My mission is to continue empowering and supporting families and creating a culture of positive change.
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