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

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

7 Positive Childhood Experiences that Help Kids Grow into Successful Adults

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 1, 2020 5:00:42 PM

Just as there are adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that play a role in the future success of kids, there are also 7 positive childhood experiences (PCEs) that can offset their damage. 

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Topics: For Parents, Families, Child Development, Toxic Stress, childhood trauma, resilience, PCEs

Positive Childhood Experiences

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 24, 2020 4:06:54 PM

In 1985, Dr. Vincent Felitti was the Chief of Preventative Medicine at Keiser Permanente. He was doing a study on long-term health outcomes when he noticed that people who had traumatic pasts tended to have more dire health outcomes such as heart disease and diabetes. So strong was the trend, he turned the focus of his research to understanding more about how adversity in childhood related to health outcomes in adults.

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Topics: Families, childhood trauma, Anxiety, PCEs, ACEs

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

10 Ways To Come Together During Family Quarantine

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Mar 20, 2020 5:11:54 PM

COVID-19 has changed the shape of day-to-day life for everyone, but many families are taking the good with the bad. Here are 10 ways to make the most of your family Quarantine.

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Topics: Teachable Moments, Families, Family Time

Scheduling Quality Time with Your Kids

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

We totally get it. Life gets hectic and finding time to even take a breath is sometimes difficult. But with the sun hanging in the sky longer and longer each day, finding that extra time is becoming a little easier.

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Topics: For Parents, Quality Time, Families, Family Time