Friday 5: Article Links

Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your/your child’s mental health: There was an epidemic of anxiety and depression in kids before Covid, but the isolation of the past year threw gas on the fire. Teens need open communication regarding mental wellness now more than ever. Here’s how parents can proactively work to reduce…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your child’s mental health: During the adolescent years, the brain becomes activated in new ways and neurochemicals can make tweens obsessed with their social world. Knowing what’s “normal” can reduce the stress of peer expectations and interactions. Reference this article to help your middle schooler understand their…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your/your child’s mental health: Are you or your child feeling stressed? The Khan Academy has created a playlist of meditation videos for students. Learn how to add a couple of minutes of mindfulness to your day. (Khan Academy) Students are coming to schools bearing tremendous amounts of grief,…

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Friday 5: Health & Wellness

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your mental health & emotional wellness: Google data shows that search interest in gardening this year is up threefold relative to similar time periods in prior years. This could be a good thing for our mental well-being, as a recent study found that gardening may boost mood as…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your child’s mental health: I love this “Ask the Expert” article about helping teens develop the ability to share their political opinions respectfully while not disrespecting others’ viewpoints; a skill even many adults don’t master. As parenting coach, Meghan Leahy puts it, “there is a line between interest…

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