Ray’s Book – Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen: Strategies That Work!

Ray’s book, Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen: Strategies That Work! is a thoughtful look at the world of adolescents and how to work with them. Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen is written for you and your family. Yeah, maybe your teen doesn’t need to be tamed and maybe they are a pretty good kid most of the time. …

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School Problems

The Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development estimates that about one quarter of the adolescent population is at risk of academic failure and other problem behaviors. Another quarter is considered “moderately” at risk (Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, 1989). The most serious of the problems associated with school failure is the almost inevitable unemployment or underemployment that follows. At some point …

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Growing up in a small town in Michigan

I was the middle child of 3 boys growing up in a moderately dysfunctional family. Fortunately I fell into the Hero role. Being the family Hero afforded me the best my family could give me. As a Hero child, I was the first to go to college. College opened my eyes and my mind. College also turned out to be the …

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