Do you have an adolescent child? Do you worry about them? Do you wonder if they have enough support? Are there things that they don’t feel they can talk to you about? It’s my belief, after working with adolescents for the past 8 years, that most (if not all) can benefit from an extra adult in their lives to talk through and process things. Maybe they’re feeling sad or anxious or out of place or confused or self conscious, or any other number of possibilities that arise in adolescence. The life stage of adolescence is chock full of opportunities for them to feel “not quite right”. To give them another place to vent and process, is truly a very meaningful gift. To provide them with a place to hone in on their feelings, actions, behaviors, and thoughts so they can grow and develop into the young person (and eventually adult) they want to be, who is secure in themselves – well, it’s absolutely priceless.