Teens: Surviving Summer Boredom

Ivana Pejakovic B.Sc., MAIt’s half way through summer and chances are your teen has already said “I’m bored” or used a similar enough phrase. Although many teens look forward to summer time so they can do nothing, the nothing only feels good for a week or so and then gets boring. In early childhood, parents […]

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  July 24, 2011   No comments

Teens: Where to Find Help During Decision-making

Ivana Pejakovic B.Sc., MAAs a teen you may find decision-making to be difficult, tricky, nerve-racking, and maybe even embarrassing. Some decisions are just plain hard, some require extra knowledge, some require confidence, and others require the ability to resist temptation or pressure. Whether you are trying to decide what school to go to, whether to […]

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  March 17, 2011   No comments

Teens: Long-term consequences of avoiding decision-making

Ivana Pejakovic B.Sc., MAMany teens (and adults) find it extremely scary to make the big life-changing (or life-directing) decisions. They are afraid of picking the wrong choice, disappointing their parents, embarrassing themselves, making mistakes, taking wrong action, and so on. With so much pressure, it almost appears easier to shy away from making decisions and […]

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  March 6, 2011   No comments

8 Simple Steps to Good Decision-Making for Teens

Ivana Pejakovic B.Sc., MANo one is born with awesome decision-making skills. It is a skill that needs to be learned and strengthened (but may not ever be perfected). This means the more often you make decisions the better you’ll get at it. It’s a difficult skill to perfect however, since the better you get at […]

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  February 27, 2011   1 comment