3 Ways to Show Random Acts of Kindness for Teens

Acts of kindness are about treating people with respect, compassion, and care. Demonstrating gratitude is an important value in most families, and it’s also a positive trait that can improve both personal and professional lives. Research shows that people who regularly demonstrate random acts of kindness are better able to: Form strong relationships and social connections […]

What Common Challenges Are Young Adults Facing Today?

Every generation has its own struggles, and it can be tough for older generations to relate to and understand the things that are making today’s young adults and soon-to-be-adults worry. Of course, the challenges vary widely depending on who you ask – young adults of different races, income levels, and geographic locations often have different […]

7 Ways to Be a Supportive Parent for Your College Student

If you have a child who is now a college student, you are probably incredibly excited and proud of who your son or daughter has become. You probably know that having a good support system is important for any young adult, so you want to be there for your child during this transitional period of […]

Teen Vaping: From Flavored to Marijuana, An Alarming Epidemic Grows

By Dr. Louise Stanger, who specializes in Parent Coaching at Paradigm Treatment Centers. Last year, I never thought when I first wrote about the rise of vaping that it would in nanoseconds turn into a national epidemic. According to a report in the Daily Mail, “an estimated 3.6 million U.S. teens are now using e-cigarettes […]

Ways for Teens to Build Resilience

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity or significant sources of stress, and ultimately bouncing back from difficult life experiences. For teenagers working hard to maintain their sobriety, this is especially true, as resilience can help teens in recovery with their overall mental health. “Resilience in youth can be fostered […]

Candy Hearts or Broken Hearts: How to Support Your Teen on Valentine’s Day

By Cynthia Bond Shiny red heart shaped boxes of chocolate, a fluffy bear holding an I love you pillow stitched between its paws, roses, chalky Sweethearts heralding: Be Mine, Text Me, Love Bug, Miss You, special gifts and most importantly LOVE are expectations many have for Valentine’s Day. However for teens, the intense pressure they […]

Paradigm’s Scott Barshack Earns Recognition as ‘Top Doc’

Dr. Scott Barshack of Paradigm Treatment was recently voted one of the Top Docs for psychiatry in the 415 area code. A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Maryland Medical School, Dr. Barshack completed his residency in Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco. Working with teens and their families for more […]

Coping with Depression & Anxiety in the New Year

With the New Year just around the corner, it’s important to manage stress and depression as we continue to move forward in 2019.  The following tips, provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, can help you minimize stress and depression as the New Year gets underway.   1. Take More Walks Exercise is good […]

How to Be a Supportive Parent for Your Recovering Teen

If your teenager is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, it is important that you are an available and supportive parent. You might not know how best to support your teen, however. If you are in this situation, read this guide to learn about the importance of family support, what not to say, how […]

Challenges of Educating Children in the Digital Era

The challenges of educating children in the digital era were explored during recent seminars in Indonesia, where Jonathan Sanchez, Director of Education at Paradigm Treatment Centers Malibu, was among several experts speaking on the topic. The seminars took place at Sebelas Maret University and Staimas University, where audiences learned how to manage the growth and […]