Parent Guide to the Mysterious Teenager

The teenage years can be mystifying for parents.  New research offers explanations for some of these mysteries. Once seen as a time for parents to step back, adolescence is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to be tuned in and emotionally connected. Research makes it possible to identify four important phases in the development of intellectual, […]

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The Journey of The Heroic Parent

A couple of months ago, James Mason Centers for Recovery hosted an evening with Dr. Brad Reedy, author of “The Journey of The Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle & The Road Home.” Our families enjoyed a catered dinner and shared the evening with other parents in the community. Dr. Reedy brilliantly shared his philosophies, tools […]

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Back to School Thinking Errors

This time of year brings with it some very unique and interesting challenges for many school-aged children. Adolescents especially, are prone to finding themselves navigating through a proverbial mine-field of troubling thoughts and situations that can feel all but impossible to overcome. Once the newness of the outfits has faded and the excitement from seeing […]

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JMCR Offers an Accredited Schooling Program

James Mason Centers for Recovery offers a fully accredited school curriculum for your child to help them get caught up on credits while getting the help they need to be able to go back and take on their life in a new and empowered way. Under most circumstances we can enroll your student and match […]

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Is Social Media Addictive?

Is Social Media Addictive? By Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT Clinical Director at James Mason Centers for Recovery. People are inherently social by nature.  Connection is vital to our survival (emotional and physical). If we are outside the herd, we are more vulnerable to attacks.  Our brains are wired to connect.  In his book Social Intelligence, […]

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Why Does My Teenager Hate me?

How to Ruin Your Relationship With Your Teenager by Michelle Lehnardt One evening my sons came home with the same exclamation, “It’s amazing how many kids hate their parents!” We talked for an hour or so about why, and I’ve interviewed several teenagers over the last few months for further clarity. The good news: most […]

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