My heart goes out to everyone feeling the losses of the coronavirus and the ripples in its wake. See if these ideas can help soften the edge of your grief.
I'd been feeling pretty calm in the face of coronavirus until Sunday, when wave after wave of new...
It’s gotten bad: when missing assignments or missed school days pile up, hang on a sec. There are other factors at play.
Studies show that when parents take stress away from kids, parent’s stress level decreases. Guess what happens to a kid’s stress level? It increases. Learn how to move your teen towards independence and calm with this approach.
Want to be closer and happier? Teach each other about emotional tolerance.
Post breakup-ouch. It can be confusing, sad, and painful. How to say, and do, the most comforting things.
Finding your Wise Mind to reduce anxiety and increase control of your thoughts.
Anxiety is common and, if needed, treatable. But when should you seek out therapy?
Is it really as hard as it looks to find a good therapist? No. Without a doubt, you can find committed and high quality therapists who know how to provide effective care with consistency and integrity.
Staring into the face of these kinds of gut-wrenching questions and devastating grief and loss caused by suicide, I’m moved to talk about hopeful responses coming from individual choices and societal transformations. I want to talk about what’s working.
So, how DO you pick a therapist for your teen?
If you’re a teen or a parent of a teen, you might want to consider attending one of Restoring Relationships’ groups, where the feeling of connection and belonging breaks the isolation and loneliness that creeps up this time of year.
Change is most possible when we feel uncomfortable. Therapy for teens is powerfully about self-advocacy that, when put into motion, realizes potential.
Crisis, noun: A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. Support, verb: To give assistance to; enable to function or act.
Families can’t do crisis alone. Human beings are uniquely equipped with millions of neural pathways that are designed to seek out, make, and keep regular, frequent, and multiple connections with other humans, and they’re needed most in times of crisis.
Divorce or separation has best intentions- to re-create happiness, to acknowledge change, and to experience hope and renewed love.
But children and teens have the least access, and the most obstacles, to experiencing the best intentions of the change divorce and separation bring to families. And, as with any transition, there can be confusion, uncertainty, heightened emotions, and lots and lots of misunderstanding.
Every day I’m reminded of the fierce, creative, and unending love parents have for their teenagers. This is about how to stay connected to that love if you’re parenting a depressed teen over the holidays.
Parenting teens can be exhausting and painful. Sometimes, vulnerability is at its peak when we make mistakes with them. How being grateful for finding forgiveness can ease the sting.
How do I help my teenager stop vaping? The consequences of a vaping habit are swift, but creating accessible resources has not kept pace. I am so lucky to be surrounded by devoted and intelligent mental health coworkers and colleagues, who helped me compile these guidelines to support parenting a vaping habit.
Belonging. It’s a powerful antidote for feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and sadness. Your teen already knows how to create belonging to combat feelings of depression-find out more!
Easy? No. But doable. A thoughtful conversation about the use of social media by adolescents, if it is linked to depression, and how to parent it with awareness and connection.