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The Link Between Technology & Social Anxiety: Why Face-to-Face Engagement is So Important

By Adam Simon | March 28, 2019 | Comments Off on The Link Between Technology & Social Anxiety: Why Face-to-Face Engagement is So Important
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Adam Simon continues his video series, discussion with teen therapist, Amy Frisch. In this segment they discuss the link between technology and social anxiety in teenagers. Amy offers some great insights and an interesting perspective on the subject. Watch the short video.

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How to Protect Your Child From Cyberbullying and Deter Them From Bullying Someone Else

By Adam Simon | March 28, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Protect Your Child From Cyberbullying and Deter Them From Bullying Someone Else
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  In this video Lauren Muriello, LPC of Well Being Therapy Center, encourages parents to help their teenage children understand the importance of being kind on social media. Just as we try to teach our children when they are young to “be nice, share, don’t hit anyone,” we need to give them the same advice regarding…

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Keeping Kids Safe Online: How Parents Can Effectively Monitor and Positively Influence Their Child’s Internet Usage

By Adam Simon | March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Keeping Kids Safe Online: How Parents Can Effectively Monitor and Positively Influence Their Child’s Internet Usage
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  In this video, Lauren Muriello, LPC of Well Being Therapy Center talks about how important it is for parents to be involved with what their teens are doing online. While it’s not easy to keep up with all the new technology, Lauren suggests that parents need to learn the technology and monitor what their…

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Setting Screen Time Limits For Teens Without Starting World War 3

By Adam Simon | March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Setting Screen Time Limits For Teens Without Starting World War 3
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  In this two-minute video Lauren Muriello, LPC of  Well Being Therapy Center offers a few strategies for setting screen time limits for teens so that they can do the things they’re supposed to do, like studying, eating dinner with the family and sleeping at night. When setting limits doesn’t work Once you have clear…

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How The Social Media Comparison Trap Can Hurt Kids’ Self Esteem, and The Importance of Real Connection

By Adam Simon | March 7, 2019 | Comments Off on How The Social Media Comparison Trap Can Hurt Kids’ Self Esteem, and The Importance of Real Connection
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  In this short video, Lauren Muriello, LPC of Well Being Therapy Center, talks about the damage to a teenager’s self-esteem that can occur by spending hours looking at hundreds of pictures of their friends on social media. When teens are constantly comparing themselves to their friends’ social media “highlight reels,” it can be really…

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Why is It So Hard For Teenagers to Feel Good About Their Appearance and How Parents Can Help?

By Adam Simon | March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Why is It So Hard For Teenagers to Feel Good About Their Appearance and How Parents Can Help?
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  In this video Lauren Muriello, LPC of Well Being Therapy Center discusses why it can be so difficult for teenagers to feel o.k. about their physical appearance. She points out the illusions society continually feeds us regarding what people should look like and reminds us how important it is for parents to help their children…

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Teen Smart-Phone Usage as a Privilege, Not a Right: Establishing Sensible Restrictions

By Adam Simon | March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Teen Smart-Phone Usage as a Privilege, Not a Right: Establishing Sensible Restrictions
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  One thing that becomes very clear when listening to Lauren Muriello, LPC of Well Being Therapy Center, talk about the use of technology is the importance for parents to be very clear with their teens about their rules for cell phone use. There is no vagueness in what she has to say. You set rules for…

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Why Parents Need to Be Supportive Allies (not friends) to Their Teens and Why This is So Important

By Adam Simon | February 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Parents Need to Be Supportive Allies (not friends) to Their Teens and Why This is So Important
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  I had the good fortune to work with Lauren Muriello, LPC of Well Being Therapy Center, for many years at teen camp before she became a mom and a great therapist. At camp Lauren had a way of being clear and direct with campers and staff that was also kind, patient, and compassionate. She often…

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How Anxiety Can Help Teens Practice For Life Challenges

By Adam Simon | February 27, 2019 | Comments Off on How Anxiety Can Help Teens Practice For Life Challenges
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  Getting to the other side of anxiety In this short video Lauren Muriello, LPC of Well Being Therapy Center, talks about how we all experience anxiety and that it is a natural, healthy part of the human condition. This reminds me of I a quote I saw recently that read …  Using fear as…

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Connection, Belonging and the Importance of Having Anchors in Teenagers’ Lives

By Adam Simon | January 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Connection, Belonging and the Importance of Having Anchors in Teenagers’ Lives
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The positive impact of even one adult in a teen’s world can be life-changing. In video 6 of 8, Amy talks about our need for connection and the importance of teens having at least one person who sees and “gets” them. Amy calls these people anchors. I know all parents want to be anchors in…

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