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Your Teen Dropping a Bombshell

Drug Use, Pregnancy, Sexual or Gender Orientation, Criminal Activity, Suicide Attempt & Other Unpredictable Surprises

© 2021 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor

What is best for your teen and everyone else involved? How can you manage the sudden increase in your own stress? Can you stay in the leadership role as the parent in this situation?

We Currently Do Individual & Couples Counseling by Video Conferencing or by Phone

How Can You Keep Your Own Composure When Your Teenager Drops A Bombshell? Suddenly, You Are Faced With Three Very Difficult Tasks... You Must:

  1. Respond appropriately
  2. Keep your cool
  3. Stay in control of the situation

Anyone of these tasks is daunting. You may be unsure of what do. How you respond is based on multiple factors. Did your teen tell you, or is this a situation that you discovered and your teen would not have told you on his or her own? Is whatever happened a danger to your teen's health or the health and wellbeing of others, including family members? What effect does whatever the situation was have on your teen's future, including their school career?

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How to Respond Skillfully to Your Adolescent's Big Announcement or Event?

Responding skillfully, while maintaining your composure and providing wise leadership is not easy. Having a neutral counselor, with training and experience in family issues may be very helpful to you when your teen drops a bombshell. Perhaps we can help.  We have experience in working with teens and adults who are doing their best to be the best parents they can be during a teenager's difficult years.

Please text at 320-223-9481, email us at or call. We can briefly talk about your situation.  After our initial no-cost conversation, we will both know if it makes sense for us to work together. If it would be better for you to work with another counselor will do our best to help you find one who is better suited to your situation.