Posts Tagged ‘family’

Home For The Holidays…Whether You Like It Or Not!

Home For The Holidays: Elevate Counseling

There are a lot of demands in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season. You may have school parties to prepare for. Gifts to Buy. Family gatherings. Financial constraints paired with the unlimited imagination of your kids! It doesn’t take much for the Holiday Stress to pile up. The joys of the Holiday Season also…

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Is “Emotional Baggage” Affecting Your Relationships?

Don't let emotional baggage affect your relationship

I don’t want her to go through what I went through” I often meet with concerned parents (mothers in particular) who fear for their daughter’s emotional stability as they move into high school.  The conversation with me often reveals that the mother had her own struggles in high school, be it grades, social pressures, or…

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Friday Five: Kids and Teens

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

Here’s What We’ve Been Reading To Support Your Family’s Mental Health This Edition: The perils of pushing kids too hard, how Apple plans to help parents dial back phone use (no pun intended!), the parent/child mental health connection, and age-appropriate tips for screen use. As a therapist that specializes in gifted and high-achieving kids, this…

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Friday 5: Kids and Teens Edition

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

Here is what we’ve been reading this week in mental health! This week: the science behind kids’ risky behavior, promoting a “growth mindset” for reading, battling self-doubt, and what teens wish their parents knew about social media. The brain goes through significant changes during adolescence. Read this article about the science behind tweens’ risky behavior…

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3 Steps To Effective Limit Setting

3 Steps To Limit Setting

“My Daughter is Turning into a Monster and so am I” Watch the Video Below Early in my counseling career, I met with a mother and her teenage daughter who were both at their wits’ end.  “Nothing I do is right. She’s pushing limits and fighting me at every turn,” the mother said. Her daughter,…

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