Coping Skills and Strategies

Supporting Your Gifted Teen With Self-Advocacy 

How to Support your gifted child with self-advocacy

By: Lauren Adams Research shows that gifted children and teens can struggle with a multitude of mental health concerns such as perfectionism, low self-esteem, and social isolation (Shenfield, 2022). As a parent, it makes sense to want to protect your child and give them a voice to ensure their access to adequate resources to bolster…

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Grieving Through The Holidays

Grieving during the holidays

Grief. It’s difficult to carry any day. For many, grief gets heavier around the holidays.  By: Elizabeth Koth It was around the holidays last year that my dad started to undergo a battery of tests that eventually ended with a cancer diagnosis. He went through one round of chemo in early February and passed away…

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Using Context To Reframe Your Thinking

Using Context To Shift Thinking

By: Kusha Giahi Imagine the following scenario: A person who never works, cooks, or cleans. The people they live with tend to their every need. Not only does this person never express gratitude, but they’re also often rude. They often push back when they don’t get their way and are reluctant to clean up their…

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Fostering A Growth Mindset In Your Children

Planting Seeds For A Growth Mindset

Did you know that our abilities aren’t set in stone? Research shows that what we can accomplish are impacted by a combination of our genes, our environment, and our mindset. Psychologist Carol Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, says there are two types of mindsets: fixed-oriented and growth-oriented. People with a fixed mindset believe that…

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5 Grounding Tips To Find Your MECCA

Finding Balance Through MECCA Grounding Techiques

“Our Life Is Shaped By Our Mind, For We Become What We Think.” -Buddha This year has challenged each of us to find new ways to cope with unimaginable change and overwhelming uncertainty. We have had to make daily adjustments to the ways we live, learn, and work in order to get by. These unexpected…

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