Posts Tagged ‘parent teen relationship’

Mom’s Blog Contribution: Creating Space For Different Opinions

Elevate Counseling: Communicating Through Different Opinions

The teen years are a time when, developmentally, we challenge social and organizational constructs (and often our parents) in an effort to gain independence. Teens often try on many different hats, expressing strong opinions about topics (even if you feel they have little life experience to understand their deeply felt views). Our current environment is…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Is Your Child Begging For A Cellphone?

Should My Child Get A Cell Phone

If your child doesn’t have a cellphone yet, he or she is sure to be starting a campaign for one in the upcoming years! How do you know when they are ready? Or maybe a better question would be, “How do you know when you are ready?” I’ve posed a few questions to consider on…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Supporting Your Tween In Middle School

Elevate Counseling middle school is hard

The middle school years can be treacherous for tweens. Some studies show that if you ask a middle schooler, they’ll report changes in their friend group on average, every two weeks! These shifting sands, coupled with shifting hormones, means parents need advice. This month, I’m weighing in on this topic on the North Phoenix Mom’s Blog.…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

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

Here’s some of what we’ve been reading at Elevate to support your family’s mental health! School can feel like a high-pressure, high-stakes game. Here’s what you can do, as a parent, to help promote LEARNING, GROWTH, & BALANCE with the young scholars in your home. (New York Times) When you learn to accept that being…

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