Troubled Teens

Millennials, Do This To Get the Most From Your Mentors

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Learn from the past and set a course for a new future. This is the job your Mentor should join you in but remember, it is YOU who must be in command. Use your courage to venture forth, your wisdom to assess, your determination to soldier on in the face of setbacks and your faith to learn from those around you.

Why We Should Mentor Millennials Suffering From Mental Illness

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Some with Bipolar or other mental health issues but they had one advantage that Robin Williams did not (I really wasn't going to say me, please)... they had not learned how to succeed in life. They were stuck and nothing before our work had worked.

How to Have Compassion

Ken Rabow | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Ken Rabow

As a life coach, I work with all sorts of people in their teens and 20s. I learn from all of them. One of my most powerful learning lessons came from a 13-year-old client with Autism, who allowed me to see the dangers of people in power trying to "do the right thing." I am pleased to share with you now the inner workings of one the most interesting minds I have ever met.

Baby-Boomers and Millenials, Do These Seven Things to Survive Each Other

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Avoid really talking to each other! Talking is vastly over-rated. All it does it force you to actually hear the other's side of things and that can only lead to understanding. which makes resentment much more difficult. Circumvent occasions for pleasantries. Nothing good comes from giving the other person the benefit of the doubt.

Millenials, Communication and the Curse of Social Media

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

So, my iPhone 5 went on the fritz. I called AppleCare and got a really professional, organized, thoughtful millennial who helped me. We did a diagn...

Top 10 Signs Your Teen Is Becoming "That" Teen

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

One thing most of these people have in common is that they are challenged by some unnamed fears that hinder their success. These people have decided that by choosing to fail and sabotaging the various kinds of help given to them, they can "win." We can all feel Martin Sheen's pain about this kind of "winning."

Teens Texting at Twilight

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

It's 8 a.m. Your teen's alarm has gone off at least five times and your knocks on the door have been responded to by grunts that could only be underst...

On the 12th Day of Christmas My Troubled Teen Gave to Me...

Ken Rabow | Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

What can parents do in the December holidays to stop the trends that their teens and young adults seem to wallow in and offer these children a chance to turn their lives around in the new year?

How to Get Your Troubled Teen Back on Track

Ken Rabow | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

You've tried it all -- traditional therapy, behavioural therapy, conditioned response, pharmaceuticals, begging, pleading, tough love -- and some of it worked for a while and some didn't work at all. It may seem hopeless sometimes, but it has been my experience that some alternative approaches can make a world of difference.