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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.

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Five Tips to Help Your Teen to Stop Procrastinating

We have all been there.  Putting off a significant project or work task or homework assignment that we don’t want to do.  Foolishly ignoring an upcoming deadline as if that will somehow make it disappear, when in fact, time still marches ahead.  And then, the overwhelming dread and panic as our deadline loom larger and

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How to Talk with Your Teen About Self-harm

When I meet a parent and family whose teen is engaging in self harming behaviors the revelation is almost always met with high anxiety, sadness, and a whole lot of fear.  It makes sense that finding out your child has been harming themselves would lead to a great deal of confusion and concern for most

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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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Tips for Healthy Social Media Use

It’s midnight on a Tuesday and your child is up in her room sending silly Snapchats to her friends. You can see her bedroom light is off but the bright light from her cell phone is shining from her bed. You’ve told her twice that it is time to put away social media and go

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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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