What Is Going on With Your Insecure Teenager?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 16, 2020 11:53:27 AM

Everyone knows the teenage years can be chaotic and tumultuous. Adolescence represents a significant transition from childhood to adulthood, and the years can be rocky. 

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Behavior, Teachable Moments, Families, Trouble in School

Why Your Teen Might be Skipping School

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 5, 2020 3:50:22 PM

Have you recently discovered that your teenager is skipping school? School truancy can be a frustrating problem for both parents and teachers. If you’re not sure what’s going on, consider these reasons.

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Topics: Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Teachable Moments, Bullying, Trouble in School

What Are ACEs, and How Are They Affecting Your Kids?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 2, 2020 5:32:08 PM

In 1953, Reverend James Crowe had a vision for a place where “wayward” young people could find a “reorientation of self.” His vision was a working ranch where young men (we expanded to include girls in the ’70s) would get the guidance and support they needed to find a path to a promising future. That’s when Idaho Youth Ranch was born.

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Topics: Behavior, Equine Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Toxic Stress, DBT, ACEs

How Equine Therapy Helps Vulnerable Youth

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jun 26, 2020 9:13:19 AM

People often ask how, exactly, horses can make such a big impact on people who have experienced trauma. Many people think it is about simply riding horses and are surprised to learn that Idaho Youth Ranch Equine Therapy is ground-based.

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Topics: Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Equine Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anxiety

Strength in Kindness: Coping with a Smile

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 1, 2020 4:50:39 PM

Stress has the ability to bring out the best and the worst in people. Certainly, COVID-19 has created a new and unprecedented kind of stress through which we as a global community are trying to navigate.

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Topics: For Parents, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children

10 Ways to Compliment Your Kids and Build Resilience

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 17, 2020 4:43:56 PM

One of the most basic needs of every child is the need for their parents’ approval. This is so important that it is at the basis of self-esteem, self-worth, and even their identity as they grow.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Child Development, Programs and Services, Covid-19, Resilience

5 Easy Things Parents Can Do to Model Good Coping Skills

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 17, 2020 4:33:10 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is giving parents more time than ever to spend with their kids. Many parents are taking advantage of the time to enjoy some much-needed quality time and using this situation as a time to create stronger bonds and improve communication with their kids.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Covid-19

How Are Kids Experiencing COVID-19?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 9, 2020 11:55:42 AM

It’s easy for adults to believe that because children are small, their emotions are also small or somehow less real. This could not be further from the truth.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Families, Counseling, Toxic Stress, Covid-19, Anxiety

Social Media Dangers and the Effects of Cyberbullying

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 14, 2018 9:58:05 AM

In this digital age we now find ourselves in, it is easier than ever for kids and teens to bully their peers. In this digital world, bullies can say something harmful without having to see the physical reactions of their victim or visually experience the effects of their words. To understand the injustice more fully, we first have to admit it exists, educate ourselves, and then take actions to prevent and protect the children in our care.

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Teachable Moments, Bullying, Child Development

Motivating Your Child or Teen

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
You’ve probably heard the old adage “You get more flies with honey than with vinegar.” So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that honey is the answer when it comes to motivating kids as well!
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Topics: For Parents, Set for Success, Behavior, Teachable Moments