Many parents describe this stage of parenting as frustrating and challenging. Parents joke about getting all their “gray hairs” during these years! Although adolescents and teenagers don’t come with instruction manuals either, again there are a multitude of books on parenting adolescents and teenagers that help. At times, we as parents need the assistance of a professional who can intervene and make sense of the issues. Understanding how firm boundaries, appropriate discipline, consequences (positive and negative) and follow-through can make the difference during these turbulent years. You can finally gain a feeling of parental satisfaction and instill resilience in your growing child!
Madeline has worked with at-risk youth and their families, helping them deal with the struggles many face during the challenging teenage years. By working with both parents and their adolescents, families can progress towards finding compromise and gain a better understanding of each other.
If you’re in search of a counselor to help you with Adolescent/Teenage Issues in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre or Mary Esther – Give Madeline Guarino a call at 850-301-1331 or fill out an online contact form.