Teaching Gratitude to Children and Teens

Teaching Gratitude to Children and Teens

Does your teen have a hard time saying "thank you?" Do you ever wonder if your child appreciates anything that you do? Curious to hear more about building gratitude skills? Well, you've come to the right place! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this week's blog is focused on helping your child or teen build up their own gratitude skills.

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How to Make Conversation With Your Kids More Meaningful

How to Make Conversation With Your Kids More Meaningful

Kids and teens with anxiety, anger, or avoidance don't always volunteer information about their day. They may provide you with a few vague pieces of information about how school went, concerns they had with friends, or problems at class - or, they might not. It's helpful to have tools to actually hear more about their day. In this week's blog, I share some of the prompts that I often use in session to get kids and teens to dig a little deeper than just telling me "I'm fine." Click below to read more...

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Helping Your Angry Teen Open Up to You

Helping Your Angry Teen Open Up to You

Most parents feel a little disconnected from their teen. But that doesn't mean that your teenager should shut you out all the time, or that you shouldn't continue to make an effort to engage with them. There is a balance between giving them space to develop into the independent adults they'll become, and supporting their growth and development with regular check ins. In this week's post I include a few tips for increasing the connection and communication between you and your teenager.

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Recognizing Anxiety In Your Teenager

Recognizing Anxiety In Your Teenager

You wish your teen talked to you more, or joined in family dinner, but because they're doing so well with school and extracurricular activities, you wonder if you should even worry. Maybe you should. Some teens, even when academically successful, are struggling to manage symptoms of their anxiety. 

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