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Teens Are At Risk

Youth are being influenced intentionally by society and without strong and supportive guidance, they are left feeling confused, alone and uncertain. The younger generations are more depressed than any time in our history. Many parents don’t know what to do to help their children and brush off the red flags as “teen stuff”.

These red flags are imperative to notice and address before it is too late. Learn about the red flags and warning signs and how to help your child or a youth in trouble with Dr. Kim’s supportive and comprehensive courses as well as her years of research in educational psychology and child development.

How To KNow When

Your Child Needs Help


Strange behaviors or withdrawing from normal activities, or feeling “down”. Refusal to go to school, go to sleep, or take part in activities that are normal for the child’s age.

Depression & Anxiety

Depression shown by sustained, prolonged negative mood and attitude, often accompanied by poor appetite, difficulty sleeping or thoughts of death.

Self-Care Struggles

Changes in self-care, such as paying less attention to hygiene, appearance, or fashion than they usually do.

Academic Challenges

Academic struggles that seem different or more intense: for example, failing quizzes in their favorite subject or refusing to do homework that once would have seemed easy.


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For Teachers of Youth with Challenging Behaviors

Saving Our Children With Positive Youth Guidance

Self Regulation and Coping Skills That Work

Self-regulation is one of the most pivotal developmental skills youth can learn. If we can start thinking about what’s going on in our lives and how that impacts our feelings and reactions, then we can make wise decisions that support us in reaching our goals. Our...

How To Implement Trauma-Informed Care, Equity, and Anti-Bullying Programs

How to Implement Trauma-Informed Care, Equity, and Anti-bullying Programs with One Important Practice: The practice of meeting the socio-emotional, and creative needs of every student in your class is worth mastering. And it isn’t that difficult once you have the...

The Courage To Be Authentic

When teens go through my programs the tools they get start them on a path to making decisions that they are proud of, feel good about, and help them communicate more authentically. Though that sounds idyllic, they typically run into obstacles. I love it when they come...

Kids Are Resilient…or are They?

What Is Resiliency? Resiliency is the ability to recover from illness, depression, and adversity unscathed. In other words, one who is resilient comes through emotional and/or physical trauma without any injury or harm to their intellectual, creative, emotional,...

3 Steps to Build Confidence in Youth

You can’t just tell someone to be confident and expect that he/she will magically feel confident. Boy do I wish this were true. Parenting and caring for youth would be easy if we could wave a wand. Cultivating confidence involves actively implementing the following...

Resiliency Traits and Skills Teenagers Need to Cope With Adversity

What we know is that resilient people are able to cope with challenges, weather the storms in life, and work successfully through setbacks to reach their goals and make their dreams come true. In other words, resilient individuals are much more likely to live...

The Importance of Adults Cultivating Youth Confidence

Adults are the architects of the environments youth experience. What if you could cultivate a strong sense of confidence within all youth you care for? Adults who support youth in their choices are adults who trust and have confidence in youth’s individual ideas and...

Dr. Kim’s Formula for a Productive, Meaningful, and Joyful Life for Teens

There is a simple formula to achieve a productive, meaningful, joyful life. Unfortunately, it has been largely overlooked in the mainstream, despite the overwhelming research that clearly identifies this formula. It’s never too late to support teens in creating a joy...

The Effects of Self-image

Thinking- the process of considering or reasoning about something; the action of using one’s mind to produce thoughts, opinions, judgments and decisions. The science of psychology includes theories and research that allow us to describe, predict, and understand...

The Invisible Problem Putting All Youth At Risk

We throw lots of information at youth, “do this” “don’t do that” “be honest” “be kind” “don’t cheat” “be quiet” “Listen” “Stop” “No” “What are you thinking?” We hope that some of what we throw at them sticks, but we rarely ask for their buy in. Naturally, we have many...