Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

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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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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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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