Emotional Regulation and How It Helps Kids Succeed

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 24, 2020 3:49:33 PM

We've all been there. You’re standing in the grocery store at the exact moment your child decides to have an emotional outburst because they're out of his favorite candy or she wants a particular type of cereal—or for no particular reason at all. We've all had those moments where our kids’ emotions become too much for us to handle and the embarrassment and frustration and overwhelming swell of our own emotions lead us to have rough days as parents.

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Topics: For Parents, Teachable Moments, Family Counseling, DBT, Mindfulness

5 DBT Skills to Help Your Kids Manage Stress

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 9, 2020 8:07:59 PM

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is a form of therapy designed to help people struggling with behavioral challenges as a result of trauma. There are four primary goals of DBT that are proven to help young people rethink their behavior and manage stress.

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Topics: For Parents, DBT

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 to Practice Radical Acceptance [For Kids & Teens]

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, Toxic Stress, Covid-19, Anxiety, DBT