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Part 4: Trust Me, Your Kids WANT to Talk About Mental Health

Comforting your teen series Part 4 Families talk about a lot of things, but mental health usually isn’t one of them. Historically, mental health has been a taboo, uncomfortable topic in many families. Whether generational, cultural, racial, or gender-based, many messages we have historically received about mental health tell us we shouldn’t share.  People have [...]

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Ask, Listen, Do

When someone is struggling with their mental health, such as depression, anxiety, and or suicidal thoughts, they can feel very alone. If you have never had thoughts of suicide or dealt with depression and anxiety it might be hard to imagine what they are going through and challenging to know what to do. We live [...]

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How to Stay Connected to Your Kids

How Do You Get Your Kids to Tell You Stuff? With the rise in mental health issues among young children and teens; it is more important than ever to stay connected and know what’s going on in your child/teen’s life.  I remember hiding in my room when I was a teen, but now our kids [...]

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3 Steps to Foster Healthy Conflict

Conflict Is Going To Occur AND Conflict Is Needed... to some degree! Constructive conflict can lead to growth and change.  If you take the time at a young age to show your children the process of healthy conflict, things can go much smoother the next time a disagreement occurs and will serve them in the [...]

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3 Steps to Keep Your Teen on Track & Keep Your Interaction Positive

What percentage of interaction between you and your teen is positive? Or should I say, “perceived” positive?  I ask this question with every teenager and family I work with.  You would be surprised by the answers I receive and disconnect between parent and teen on what is actually perceived as a positive interaction between them. [...]

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