Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

Adoption, Better Understood

Adoption, Better Understood

By: Elizabeth Koth “Their biological parents didn’t want/love them so they gave them up” for adoption. “They were taken from their biological parents because their biological parents were bad parents”. “You are so amazing because you saved that child from so much pain by adopting them”.  Have you ever been part of a conversation about adoption…

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Are You A People Pleaser? The Subtle Art Of Saying “No”

Are You A People Pleaser?

A people-pleaser is a person who constantly goes above and beyond to make other people feel good. People-pleasers tend to be generally empathetic, thoughtful, and caring, all positive personality traits. But People-Pleasers pay a price if they don’t know how to pay attention to their own needs as much as they do to the people they love. If you know…

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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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Grieving Through The Holidays

Grieving during the holidays

Grief. It’s difficult to carry any day. For many, grief gets heavier around the holidays.  By: Elizabeth Koth It was around the holidays last year that my dad started to undergo a battery of tests that eventually ended with a cancer diagnosis. He went through one round of chemo in early February and passed away…

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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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