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Kids and Teens

Friday 5: Kids & Teens

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

Here’s What We’ve Been Reading To Support Your Family’s Mental Health To prevent — or cope with — frequent tantrums, it’s important to adjust your perspective on your child’s behavior. The cause may not be what you think. Check out school counselor and parent coach, Meghan Leahy’s, advice in the Washington Post: “Our 6-year-old’s meltdowns…

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5 Brain Games To Shift Thinking

It’s good to remind ourselves on occasion that our brain can play tricks on us. We can’t blame it. Our brains are bombarded with an overload of information to sift through every second, and it needs to take mental shortcuts to keep up. But these little tricks don’t always work very well, especially when they…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Finding A Sense Of Purpose

Have you heard of the juggernaut, Mom’s Blog Network? It touts itself as the “nation’s largest collection of hyper-local mom” resources, and I’m excited to announce that I’m the newest addition to the North Phoenix writing team! Each month, I’ll be writing articles on how Phoenix moms can best support their kid’s and their own…

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Want A Deeper Connection With Your Child? Try This

Elevate Counseling: Developing the skill of active listening

One of the most valuable lessons that I learned from my dad was the art of cool-headed, active listening. He wasn’t one to jump into lectures or to give unsolicited advice. He didn’t yell or fly off the handle.  This doesn’t mean that I didn’t get clear messages from him when I had crossed a…

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The Struggles of “Twice Exceptional” Students

Elevate Counseling Gifted and Dyslexic? Twice Exceptional

“I’ve fooled everyone into thinking I’m smart” – The Twice-Exceptional Student When I was in grad school, I had a fellowship at a nonprofit where I tested kids and adults who suspected that they had a reading disorder. This experience was eye-opening. I sat down with countless kids, teens, and adults who would look at me…

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