I Hear You: Developing The Skill Of Active Listening

The Art Of Active Listening

Communication issues between parents and teens are common concerns in therapy. The rapid physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that happen during adolescence can put a strain on parent-child relationships. Teens often feel misunderstood, and parents often feel at a loss for how to help. Developing a practice of active listening can bridge the gap. Feeling…

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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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Being An Affirming & Supportive Parent, Unconditionally

Elevate Counseling: Creating an affirming environment for your child

Author: Kusha Giahi As children get older, self-discoveries become more and more frequent. It can be difficult to know how to best support children and be affirming throughout this journey- do you let them figure it out on their own, or ask them about it along the way? How do you navigate possible biases and…

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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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