Author Archives: Frank Kunstal, Ed. D.

An adopted teen makes the transition to high school

Helping Teens with Transitions

Helping Teens with Transitions

Avoid sit down lectures and look for teachable moments to get your teen to open up.

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An adolescent has difficulty processing teen emotions

Talking to Teens Who Don’t Want to Talk to You

It's important to look for those natural, easy times when personal, tender issues can be touched upon.

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How to Defuse Teen Anger in Adoptees

Defusing Your Teen’s Explosive Moods

It can be easier for adopted teens to express anger than the emotions that are often behind it: vulnerability, weakness, or uncertainty. Help your adolescent deal with these complex feelings in more effective ways.

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