Kids and Teens

Building Resiliency In Our Kids

fostering resilience in our kids

“Persistence and resiliency only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”― Gever Tulley There are uncertainties that are part of growing up in the complex world in which we live. While we may reflect upon the yesteryears fondly as adults, the truth is, at times, childhood can be anything but…

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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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Creating A New Definition Of “Success”

You are more than your achievements. Not too long ago, my son came home disappointed about his performance on a standardized English test. Although he did very well, he had received perfect scores in previous years and felt that anything less was unacceptable. This striving for achievement, while impressive, was also misguided. In short, his…

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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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How To Get Your Kids Onboard To Healthier Eating

Getting Your Kids Onboard For Healthier Eating

Have mealtimes in your home become a battle of the wills? Do your kids turn up their noses at the nutritious meal you just prepared? Kids and teens are notorious for being vocal about their picky or inflexible eating preferences. Eating well doesn’t have to be hard or boring, or mean that you and your…

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