Monthly Archives: August 2011

Free Block Party!

Metis Counseling to Attend Platte County Community Center South’s 2011 Block Party

Come join us this Saturday, August 27th at the Platte County Community South’s FREE Block Party from 6-9PM. Stop by our booth to visit with our counselors, learn about our services or to let the kids play some games and receive some goodies. The event includes live music and entertainment, food, games, inflatables, and giveaways from local businesses and remember, everything is FREE.

The party will be held in the front lot of the Platte County South YMCA at 8875 Clark Avenue, Parkville MO 64152. So grab your family and come have some fun…we hope to see you there!

Avoiding Battles with Your Teen: How to Work Together to Improve Communication and Resolve Issues

We have a new topic expert article published over at the blog on avoiding battles with your teen. A brief excerpt follows.

Teens often tell me their parents don’t understand, don’t listen or don’t care about what they think. Parents wonder why their lectures fall on deaf ears. How do we bridge this communication gap? Parents often want to lecture instead of listen. Teens have heard it before and already know what their parents are going to say. As a result, the only purpose of a lecture is to make parents feel better.

Let’s looks at some alternative techniques that may sound like common sense but ones that are often not practiced…

» Read the whole piece here.