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This blog is written by the clinicians at Jonah Green and Associates, a mental health practice based in Kensington, MD that provides quality services for children, teens, families, and adults. It is intended as a resource for families who are seeking to expand their knowledge about mental health and mental health services, and also as a resource for families who are seeking quality mental health services, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.

Should I Speak to My Kids About Sex?

A composite of several conversations between parents and a sexual health educator/family therapist Parent (P): My children just turned eleven and fourteen. Should I be speaking to them about sex? Therapist/Educator (TE): This is such an important question. I am so glad you are asking yourself this question because the quality of your relationship with

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Setting Limits With Your Teen

As the parent of a teenager, you may often find yourself thinking about how it used to be so much easier to enforce rules, boundaries, and limits on your young child. Now, your child has grown into a teenager (new territory for everyone!) and your child has learned how to push, and even reject, limits

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Putting the Love Back into Tough Love

Ever since Bill Milliken, a Christian minister working with at-risk youth in New York’s lower East Side, wrote a book in 1968 by the title, Tough Love, the phrase he coined has caught on like hot cakes.  It is used by people in the field of education, by addiction programs, by parenting counselors, by sports

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Staying Connected With Your Teen

As teenagers become more independent, they often spend more time away from home, and when they are home they are often behind closed doors or focused on other things. It might also feel like your child is less interested in talking to you, but there are plenty of things you can do to maintain a

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