Posts Tagged ‘kids and teens’

Tips For Raising A Socially Smart Teen

Raising socially smart teens

The online world is here to stay, and whether we like it or not, the next generation is going to need to be adept at navigating it. This naturally leads to questions of what, and how much, social media should be allowed in our households. And while research regarding potential harm associated with social media…

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Keeping The Peace In Teen Dating

protecting your teen from dating violence

One of our goals at Elevate Counseling is to shed a light on the issues our teenage and young adult populations are often facing. This week, at the Phoenix Mom’s Collective, I’m talking about teen dating violence.  Most people don’t think it’s as big or common of an issue as it actually is. Even if you…

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Do Kids “Need” Mindfulness?

What is mindfulness and does your child need it?

“Mindfulness” has become a very popular buzzword in pop psychology. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. in a world where our attention is constantly pulled in multiple directions, it makes…

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4 D’s To Stop The Worry Spiral

stop the worry spiral

We often associate stress with adulthood, but our youth face plenty of challenges and changes in their young lives. In fact, the American Psychological Association reports 42% of youth experience stress, but feel they don’t have the tools to manage it effectively. In small amounts, stress can be good. Butterflies before a soccer game, for…

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How To Help Your Child Grieve The Death Of A Pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet

The first major addition to our household was our dog, Waldo. The memory of driving home with our new little puppy in my lap always brings a smile to my face. He taught my husband and me how to be consistent and set boundaries in our household. And he happily took on the role of…

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