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How do I make my life better?


What can you do when an adult is really angry? How can you correct for mistakes you've made and rebuild trust? How can you negotiate when you think an adult has been unfair? These are things your counselor is trained to address.

Your counselor can help you understand the bigger picture about the challenges you are facing, and help you decide how to make things better.

Even though it seems like many things are outside your control, you have a huge influence on what happens. We can help you determine the things you can control, the things you can influence, and the things that are beyond your control, and how to most effectively respond to each. Whether you are experiencing challenges with family, friends or your own feelings about yourself, we are honored to assist you in determining a solution that works for you.

Check out the links we've found below, or just stop by the Counseling Office for help.


Make A Change In My Life

This interactive feature guides you in a setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up

Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

Talking to Your Parents or Other Adults

Whether it's an everyday issue like schoolwork or an emergency, read this article to learn about the benefits of communicating more effectively with your parents and other adults.

Why Do I Fight With My Parents So Much?

Part of being a teen is developing your own identity--one that is separate from the identities of your parents. Read this article to discover why you and your parents sometimes feel constantly at odds.

Dealing With Divorce
If you are dealing with your parents' divorce, read this article for information and support.

Because everyone's situation is different, there are no easy answers to accepting a stepparent. But here are some ideas to help you deal.

Coping With An Alcoholic Parent
Alcoholism causes anguish not only for the person who drinks, but for everyone who is involved with that person. But there are things you can do to help cope with the problems alcoholism creates in families.