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coping skills for grief and loss
Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for Dealing with Grief and Loss 2560 1707 se_admin

Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for Dealing with Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a part of every person’s life. At some point, we will lose a pet, or a friend, or a loved one. And while it is natural and normal, that does not make it any easier when it happens.  Grief is especially challenging for young people. They are experiencing loss for the…

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How to Build Up Other Girls Instead of Feeling Competitive

Teenage girls have a reputation for being competitive. So much so that the terms “Queen Bee” and “mean girls” have worked their way into common vernacular. This sense of competition may stem from a variety of reasons such as issues with confidence, a feeling of scarcity around opportunities, or learned behaviors. And while this competition…

kids and horses
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How Can Horse Therapy Improve Relationship Skills In Children

For children struggling with a variety of mental health issues, from trauma to depression to addiction, research has shown that equine programs can provide substantial benefits. From horseback riding to caring for horses through equine-assisted therapy, interacting with horses can help improve overall mental health and relationships with others. How working with horses can help…

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The Impacts of Virtual Learning on Teens

Teens have much to feel worried about during this pandemic. Will their families stay safe? Will their friends get sick? They worry they are falling behind. They worry about what that means for their future, and how that might affect college or the workforce after their graduate. That compounded with the stress of trying to…

creating a schedule for kids
Benefits of Making a Schedule for Teens: Why Teens Need Structure 2560 1709 se_admin

Benefits of Making a Schedule for Teens: Why Teens Need Structure

Teenagers are experiencing an interesting stage of life. They are beginning to experience more freedom with their time and can begin to choose how they manage that time. Time management is an important life skill, but for many teens, it’s not something that comes naturally. Creating good habits is the foundation for building life skills,…

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How to Have the Hard Conversations With Your Kids 2560 1707 se_admin

How to Have the Hard Conversations With Your Kids

Having difficult conversations is an important part of parenting. While it may be tempting to avoid talks that you know may be uncomfortable or lead to arguments, being able to have these conversations keeps the lines of communication open in families. When we avoid tough topics, it can lead to feelings of secrecy or confusion…

the harmful effects of social media on teens
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What Teens Post On Social Media: Talking to Your Teen

In a world where teenagers have grown up socializing on social media, it’s important to teach them how to be good digital citizens when interacting online. This can be a complicated job because you need to balance respecting their privacy with maintaining awareness of what they are doing online. How to talk to your teen…

what it's like to have high-functioning anxiety
High-Functioning Anxiety in Teens: Warning Signs 2560 1700 se_admin

High-Functioning Anxiety in Teens: Warning Signs

It’s normal for all teens to experience anxiety from time to time when they have substantial events approaching such as a big test, an important soccer game, or a first date. Feeling anxious is a normal reaction to big stressors, but for some teens, anxiety is not just present for big moments, but for all…

creating habits for success
Creating A Schedule and Habits for Success 2560 1711 se_admin

Creating A Schedule and Habits for Success

Building and maintaining organization and time management skills become increasingly important as children transition into adolescence. With many competing interests like school work, extracurricular activities, time with friends, and home responsibilities, teens can begin to feel an overwhelming sense of pressure if they don’t have the skills and habits in place to manage their time…

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How Your Favorite Netflix Shows Can Help With Seasonal Depression

It happens every year, but we sometimes still get caught off guard. The shortened days. The colder temperatures. Winter can cause many of us to want to go into hibernation mode and the lack of sunlight can lead to seasonal depression. So, what do we do when our mental health is suffering and the weather…