Posts Tagged ‘kids and teens’

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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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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Riding The Wave Of Grief

Elevate Counseling: Riding The Wave Of Grief

By: Lorena Quinones, Clinical Intern Let’s face it, 2020 was a doozy! At this point, it’s safe to say we’ve all experienced some form of grief and loss. Grief is what we think and feel after a sudden or unexpected loss. For instance, a death in the family, the passing of a family pet, losing…

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How To Get Your Kids Onboard To Healthier Eating

Getting Your Kids Onboard For Healthier Eating

Have mealtimes in your home become a battle of the wills? Do your kids turn up their noses at the nutritious meal you just prepared? Kids and teens are notorious for being vocal about their picky or inflexible eating preferences. Eating well doesn’t have to be hard or boring, or mean that you and your…

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Are You Motivating Or Micromanaging Your Kids?

Motivating Your Kids

The end of December is a time of the year when I typically do a “year in review.” I consider my successes as well as areas in which I may need more motivation or to recalibrate. Like many parents, this review includes goals not only for myself but for my family as a whole. Some…

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