It can be scary to think about your teen having suicidal thoughts. What do you do? How do you talk about it? According to America’s Health Rankings (2021), in 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds. Suicide rates are higher among males than females, as well as individuals who […]
At times, it feels like we have access to entire worlds at our fingertips — all through the use of our smartphones. Our phones have fantastic capabilities, allowing us to document important moments through photos, navigate our way around a new town, or make dinner reservations instantly without speaking to a soul. They can even […]
While most things this year in 2020 have changed dramatically for parents, how remote or hybrid school looks, may be one of the changes that is more prevalent. Most kids and teens are doing online learning, and families not only have to navigate every family member being at home, but parents are having to learn […]
Adolescence is a plethora of changes, trials, and moments of growth. We are influenced by our peers, family, and social media, as we attempt to discover more about who we are, what we want, and what we will become. These questions are hard enough by themselves, but, as many teens are unfortunately discovering, their difficulty […]
Yesterday, I was talking with another therapist, and we were discussing fear. She reminded me of the book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers.
If he never took the risk and tried something new, he never would have known how much he enjoys acting, singing, and dancing. He has natural talents.A few weeks ago, I was at a kids and teens performance in my community. A friend’s son was in a musical theater class, and he was fabulous! He […]
How well do you breathe? Right now as you read this, stop and take a minute to notice your breath. Are you breathing shallow, fast, deep, or slow? If you pay attention to your breathing, you may find that you slow it down and take deeper breaths. If so, you also may find that, as you […]