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

What Do Parents Need to Know About Online Safety?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 16, 2020 11:45:57 AM

The average teenager spends about eight hours online each day. Although online safety is a critical part of living in modern society, many parents don’t exactly know what this security entails. Let’s get into the top online safety tips. 

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, Bullying, Online Safety

3 Reasons Your Teenager 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

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

Bullying and Trauma: More Than Sticks and Stones

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Mar 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

Once upon a time, this saying was the solution to bullying. But if children are to live by that, they are at risk of childhood trauma, or worse.

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Topics: Bullying, childhood trauma