PRIDE Skills: Building Strong Bonds Through Skills-Based Parenting

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 22, 2020 3:16:24 PM

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about parenting, and it can get overwhelming for people to know what to do and how to do it. That means most of us tend to fall back on how we were raised. Sometimes that’s okay, but sometimes, it has room for improvement.

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Topics: For Parents, Raising Respectful Children, Family Time

Intentional Communication That Makes an Impact

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 24, 2020 3:22:25 PM

Have you ever opened your mouth and heard your parents come out? Being intentional about what you say to and around your children can help mold who they become and how they deal with the world as they grow up.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Raising Respectful Children, Family Time, Family Conflict, Family Counseling, Resilience

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

10 Ways Families Can Come Together During 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. For those families who have to go through a period of quarantining together, it can be easy to get off track or ignore each other. Here are 10 ways to make the most of your family's quarantine.

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Topics: Teachable Moments, Families, Family Time

Family Game Time

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Mar 20, 2020 5:00:00 PM

It’s not just the game that makes family game night a success that everyone looks forward to, it’s the environment that you create. To make your game nights fun and full of laughs, start with the following tips:

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Topics: Communication, Tweens, Teachable Moments, 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