Idaho Central Credit Union Delivers Sweet Treats to the Thrift Stores

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 19, 2020 9:54:42 PM

Last week our friends at Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) took treats to all Idaho Youth Ranch Treasure Valley thrift store locations to thank them for all the hard work they have done to reopen the stores and begin taking donations again.  

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Topics: Thrift Stores, Community Partners, Covid-19

How to Practice Radical Acceptance

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 24, 2020 3:41:02 PM

One of the many approaches we take at Idaho Youth Ranch is a form of therapy called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

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Topics: For Parents, Counseling, Programs and Services, Toxic Stress, Covid-19, Anxiety, dbt

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

Class of 2020: The Impact of COVID-19 on High School Seniors

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 17, 2020 4:15:22 PM

Senior year is an exciting time for most high school seniors. The last prom, signing yearbooks, mock elections, reminiscing on years spent roaming the halls, and participating in afterschool activities are all anticipated. Seniors need time to cherish the last moments of their childhood while mentally preparing for the future. Time to thank their favorite mentors and soak up time with friends before forging their own paths. Tragically, for the class of 2020, COVID-19 cut this time short, canceling not only prom, graduation, and the last sporting events of the year, but also the closure they were looking forward to having before starting their next chapters.

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Topics: For Parents, 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

Helping Kids Succeed in Online School During the Stay-At-Home Era

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 8, 2020 5:18:01 PM

Over the past few months, we’ve faced drastic changes and heartache as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. On a grand scale, both the residents of Idaho and our global society have have struggled to adjust to a new norm—a "stay-at-home era" as schools and businesses close, and those not considered "essential workers" face layoffs and work-from-home orders while we wait for COVID-19 to pass.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Early Childhood, Adolescents/Teens, Family Time, Family Counseling, Programs and Services, Covid-19