How to Help Your Adolescent Cope with Grief

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 6, 2021 1:07:00 PM

Grief can be undoubtedly challenging at any age. It’s tumultuous, painful, and inherently unique to each individual. Indeed, many adolescents struggle to understand their emotions and thoughts when it comes to experiencing profound loss. 

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, For Youth

Tips for Coping with Anxiety [For Teens]

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 15, 2021 4:49:37 PM

Childhood should be a safe, happy, carefree time, full of fun and exploration--but for some kids, it's not. Depression and anxiety make it difficult for children to enjoy life to the fullest, and if not adequately addressed, can cause problems that last long into adulthood. 

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Topics: Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Anxiety, For Youth

How to Talk to Your Parents About Your Mental Health

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 15, 2021 10:59:18 AM
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Topics: Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Bullying, Counseling, For Youth

Tips for Maintaining Teen Relationships During COVID-19

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 2, 2021 9:31:15 AM
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Topics: Adolescents/Teens, Covid-19, Online Safety, For Youth

Mental Health Self-Care Tips for Teens during COVID-19

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 2, 2021 9:22:13 AM
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Topics: Adolescents/Teens, Covid-19, For Youth

Eating Disorders As Self-Harm

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 4:02:20 PM

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that impact at least 9% of the population worldwide. Second to opioid overdoses, they are among the deadliest mental illnesses, causing one death every 52 minutes.

Are eating disorders considered self-harm? Let’s get into what you need to know.

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, For Youth

What to Do When Your Child Hates School

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 1:27:23 PM

Most kids complain about their teachers, studying, or school at some point during their education. This commiseration is fairly normal, but what can you do if your child hates school? Consider the following tips.

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Topics: For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Trouble in School

When Is It Appropriate for Your Child to Switch Schools?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 1:24:08 PM

Your child continues having issues at school. Maybe they’re experiencing bullying, having a difficult time making friends, or they keep bringing home bad grades. Is it time to switch schools? Consider these variables first. 

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Teachable Moments, Bullying, Trouble in School

3 Helpful Tips for Talking to Your Teenager

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 16, 2020 11:37:33 AM

Does it feel like you’re walking on eggshells when you interact with your child? If so, you’re not alone. That said, open communication is vital for building trust, safety, and connection between parents and children. Consider these useful tips for talking to your teenager. 

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, Teachable Moments, Families, Family Counseling

When Is It Time to Ask for Help?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 9, 2020 8:18:44 PM

The thing we hear most often from parents is, “I wish I would have known about you sooner.” It can be extraordinarily difficult for parents to reach out for help or to know what resources are available to them. It can also be difficult to distinguish between the signs of normal teenage moodiness and serious causes for concern.

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, Childhood Trauma