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

Friday 5: Kids & Teens

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 are taking over our family.” (Washington Post)  

One of my favorite sayings is “you can’t fight indifference.”  We often think that “standing up for ourselves” involves “fighting back” but this can add fuel to the fire.  This article based on the work of school psychologist, Izzy Kalman, provides scripts for teaching your child to respond differently to verbal attacks. How To Bullyproof Your Child. (New York Times)

I post a lot about the impact of screentime on children’s development.  But what about the impact of PARENTS’ screentime habits on the development of their kids?  Might it behoove you to limit your screentime as well?  This article in the Washington Post makes some valid points. (Washington Post)

And in keeping with the technology theme, Nighttime cellphone use is correlated with increased symptoms of anxiety and depression in teens. This is likely for a number of reasons, including the subject material that they are discussing or scrolling through on their phone as well as the fact that they just aren’t SLEEPING! (CBSnews.com)

(Watch The Video) Props to Lady Gaga, who recently announced that her Born This Way Foundation, along with the National Council for Behavioral Health, will be expanding the peer-to-peer mental health program, teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA), to 20 additional high schools across the U.S. starting in the fall! (Rolling Stone)

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