Helping “The Last Boys Picked” Survive in Sports-Obsessed Schools

Photo by Tod Dalley via Flickr In the agonizing moments before their names are called, those last boys picked for the kickball or basketball team during gym, or its un-legislated twin—recess—are getting a tutorial in what it means to be considered a liability....
Building Rapport with Your Teenage Therapy Clients  How do you get it? How do you know when you have it?

Building Rapport with Your Teenage Therapy Clients How do you get it? How do you know when you have it?

When we first learned about therapy and the importance of a good therapeutic alliance, our attention was directed toward a small but unwavering group of principles that were understood to be critical in fostering this kind of connection. We were taught to demonstrate...
The Difference Between Having ADHD and Being Rude

The Difference Between Having ADHD and Being Rude

Is this what it feels like to you when you ask your ADHD son to complete his chores? “I don’t really get after him when he doesn’t listen to me because he’s got ADHD…” the parent of an inattentive 11 yr old explains, forgetting to make the distinction between...