Posts Tagged ‘tips and tricks’

Supporting Your Gifted Teen With Self-Advocacy 

How to Support your gifted child with self-advocacy

By: Lauren Adams Research shows that gifted children and teens can struggle with a multitude of mental health concerns such as perfectionism, low self-esteem, and social isolation (Shenfield, 2022). As a parent, it makes sense to want to protect your child and give them a voice to ensure their access to adequate resources to bolster…

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Getting Unstuck From Sticky Thoughts

don't think of a polar bear: shifting thoughts

Have you ever had a seemingly irrational thought or worry get stuck in your head no matter how hard you tried to ignore it? Let’s do a thought experiment: for the next 60 seconds, think about anything that you want to think about. You can reflect on your new favorite podcast, that funny TikTok video,…

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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: A lot of bright, conscientious, and capable teens, struggle with organization and procrastination, and planning (these are often referred to as “executive functioning skills”). I love this first-hand account from a parent of a struggling teen, where they share their child’s executive functioning…

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The Secret To Addressing Disruptive Thoughts

how to deal with disruptive thoughts

Have you ever had a seemingly irrational thought or worry get stuck in your head no matter how hard you tried to ignore it? Humans, on average, have over 20,000 thoughts on any given day. Most of these come and go with little effort from the thinker. But sometimes a thought can take hold in…

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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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