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Part 5: Comforting You Teen Series Conclusion

Comforting you teen series Part 5 I promise: your teens want to talk to you. They want to share their emotions, feelings, and talk about their deeper thoughts with you. It may not always seem that way, and maybe they are unsure of doing it too. But I see it firsthand over and over again: [...]

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Part 3: The Importance of Biting Your Tongue

Comforting your teen series Part 3 A common roadblock that keeps kids from confiding in their parents is the “I’ll solve it” scenario. Teens want to be heard and seen just like us. They don’t want someone telling them what to do about their sadness.  They want to be listened to and comforted. I see [...]

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Part 2: How Empathy Looks as Your Kids Grow Up

Comforting your teen series Part 2 Think about when your kids were little and they scraped their knee. Or when someone hurt their feelings on the playground and they were filled with sadness. Their first reaction was to call out or run to you.  You sat with them, listened, and reassured them it would all [...]

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Part 1: Breaking Down Barriers

Comforting your teen series Part 1 I spend my days being with people in their emotional world. I help them process and express how they are feeling, sit with their own emotions, and at times, tolerate the uncomfortableness that emotions can cause for us all. I help make sense of what they’re feeling and help [...]

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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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