Film Making Tips for Teens

By | 2019-03-19T20:22:32-07:00 February 5th, 2019|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER, TEEN ENTREPRENEUR, TEENS|

Film-making is on the rise and with the age of technology creating short films is as close as your smart phone and home computer. Here are a few ideas to get you moving into the digital art world! Hang out with like-minded teens, create and make short films Be authentic. Create things that represent who [...]

TREC Jr. Academy

By | 2019-03-06T20:19:55-07:00 February 2nd, 2019|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER, Homeschooling, PARENTING|

Taking Responsibility for Educational Choices (TREC) has a twenty year success rate. After taking a break to care for family, TREC is returning as a Jr. Academy serving 5th-7th grade. Monday-Thursday 9-2 $300 a month Located in Eagle Creek, Oregon We are an alternative school supporting Christian values and committed to teaching your teen how [...]

5 Characteristics of a Good Boundary…

By | 2017-06-10T07:47:50-07:00 March 23rd, 2017|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

by Dr. Jane Bluestein ...And why they are better than rules Boundaries are tools for building cooperation in relationships, for letting others know what you want, and for letting them know which options are available to them (for getting what they want). Set boundaries when you want behaviors to change and wish to avoid negative, [...]

9 Things to Remember When Setting Boundaries

By | 2017-06-12T11:36:16-07:00 February 23rd, 2017|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

by Dr. Jane Bluestein Practical tips for making boundaries work * Use boundaries to let your children know your limits and tolerances, your availability, the conditions under which you will participate in some activity, which privileges are available, or the conditions under which a privilege is available to your children. Use boundaries to give your [...]

Raising Teens in a Star Wars World

By | 2017-06-10T08:00:44-07:00 February 21st, 2017|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

Today’s struggles to raise teens to adulthood is far tougher than our parents had to do. Decisions they make more often carry fatal or lifelong consequences. Their world is nothing like the world we grew up in. When I had a classmate I couldn't get along with, I could avoid them. I heard about the [...]

The Challenge of Setting Boundaries

By | 2017-06-10T08:02:08-07:00 February 16th, 2017|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

by Dr. Jane Bluestein A Win-Win Alternative to an Authoritarian or Permissive Approach Few of us are especially adept at setting boundaries with anyone, and for good reason. Let’s back up a bit. When you were growing up, were you told that other people’s needs were more important than yours? Were you rewarded for self-sacrificing [...]

Parenting Teens – How to Draw the Line

By | 2017-06-10T08:05:17-07:00 February 9th, 2017|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

by Dr. Jane Bluestein Counselors know that when parents set clear boundaries, they take care of their teens and themselves. An earlier version of this article first appeared in the counseling magazine, Adolescence (March 1994), to support the work of counselors and therapists working with parents and families.Talk to the parents of any teenager and this [...]

When Your College Student Wants to Drop Out: How Will You React?

By | 2017-06-10T08:15:38-07:00 February 1st, 2017|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

OK, you’ve worked with your child for years preparing them for college. They’ve done the community service since junior high that looks great on their entrance applications. You’ve sat through every sporting event until you are the official stats keeper, and snack packer. You’ve cringed through advanced Algebra, agonized over assisting them on their SAT’s, [...]

Between a Rock and a Teenager Radio Interview

By | 2017-06-10T08:19:52-07:00 January 13th, 2017|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

Blog Talk Radio features Pam Vincent interviewed about her new book Between A Rock and a Teenager  - radio podcast from 2012 Book- $9.99 (ebook) Between a Rock and a Teenager: Survival Guide for Parenting Teens: Unleash Your Teen's Potential!   *Note: TREC Academy was retired in 2015, but the book is still available [...]

Beyond Divorce Damage Control

By | 2017-06-10T08:37:47-07:00 September 28th, 2016|BETWEEN A ROCK AND A TEENAGER|

by Dr. Jane Bluestein <--Check out her website  Beyond damage control… Here are some tips to reduce the stress and anxiety you children may experience during and after your divorce. • Maintain a civil relationship with your spouse* during the divorce and afterwards. Treat each other with tolerance and respect. • Don’t badmouth your spouse to your [...]