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Your Teen Might Be Entitled If…

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
By Darcy McConnell, LPC, LADC What are a teenager’s rights? Hopefully we can all can agree that teens have the right to be treated as a human being by friends, family and associates. Whi Read More

In The Good Ol’ Summertime

Friday, May 08, 2015
By Belinda Crosier, LPC, LADC Oh, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! They’re almost here, & with them, come expectations by parents & children about what those days will re Read More

Kids and Entitlement

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Teen: “My sadness is infinite and beyond your understanding.” Parent: “Uhhh…okay.” Teen: “Also, I need money for lunch tomorrow, we’re going to C Read More

Be Ahead of the Curve Teens and Summer Jobs

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
By Quinton Ellis, M.S., LPC Summer is fast approaching and everyone I know seems just thrilled about that. And even though our suspiciously artic winter was, I’ll admit, a tad uncomfortable, Read More

The Era of Technology: The Case for Digital Dementia

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By Chad McCoy Technology: The necessary evil; sometimes. It is almost impossible to go throughout your day without relying or using technology. Let me rephrase that: It is impossible. At least Read More


Thursday, January 09, 2014
By Quinton Ellis M.S.,L.P.C. By the time these words come in contact with your eyes, you likely will have heard about “Affluenza”. For those who haven’t, and thereby still p Read More

Dealing with Suicide

Friday, August 23, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed., LPC, LADC, CADA Dealing primarily with adolescents attending Edmond high schools, exposure to the current events and trending topics of teenagers is an ever present com Read More

Summer Parenting Tip

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed. Schools been out for about a month and the amount of free time teens have is scary and anxiety provoking to most parents. Even more startling is that fact that statisti Read More

Monitoring the Future

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed. The latest “Monitoring the Future” survey of teenage substance abuse indicates that marijuana abuse is on the rise after two decades of consistent decline.  Read More

Teen Reality Gap

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed., LADC, LPC A recently released publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that teen drug and alcohol abuse has hit a Read More

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