Kids and Teens

Could Executive Functioning Weaknesses Explain Your Teen’s Behavior?

Elevate Counseling: supporting your teen with executive functioning skills

By: Lauren Adams Sometimes, it can be hard to know if your teen’s more rebellious or careless behaviors arenormal, or if you should be concerned. You might get differing opinions from other parents in your life, making it hard to figure out the best way to support your teen. Fortunately, there is likely a reasonable…

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Supporting Your Teen Through Grief

How To Support Your Teen Through Grief

Grief is one of the most painful, confusing experiences we go through as humans. The permanence of death is hard to grapple with and comes with feelings of denial, shock, anger, and sadness, among others. As adults, our own confusion, pain, and consideration of things like the meaning of life and death following the loss…

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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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Adoption, Better Understood

Adoption, Better Understood

By: Elizabeth Koth “Their biological parents didn’t want/love them so they gave them up” for adoption. “They were taken from their biological parents because their biological parents were bad parents”. “You are so amazing because you saved that child from so much pain by adopting them”.  Have you ever been part of a conversation about adoption…

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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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