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

Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your/your child’s mental health:

The further behind a student falls in their assignments, the less likely they are to feel they can catch up. This is how to help a teen out of a homework hole. (The New York Times)

Parents are sometimes conflicted about the weight changes they see in their children. They want to foster health, but focusing on weight and food can sometimes backfire. Ultimately, the goal is to foster healthy habits in children that they’ll maintain throughout their lives. (Standford Medicine)

Experts say taking care of your own well-being will allow you to help your kids. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Develop strategies of active listening and teach your kids tools to manage their anxieties through modeling and conversation. (NPR)

When a child’s emotions get hot, it’s hard for anyone to remain calm. That’s where practicing calming strategies before the emotions boil over can help. (Childmind Institute)

Recent TicTok Trends have been creating havoc for our school administrators. The draw to “go viral” has many kids missing the bigger picture regarding those they may be affecting. It’s also creating a great opportunity for parents to talk with their kids about perspective-taking (those “hilarious” hijinks may not be very funny to the janitor). How To Talk To Your Kids About Devious Licks and TicTok challenges (Washington Post)

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at www.elevatecounselingaz.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today