How to Help Your Child or Teen with Life After Divorce

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 20, 2021 1:20:00 PM

Research shows that between 40-50% of married couples in the United States eventually divorce.1 While divorce can be complicated for everyone in the family, this systemic change is particularly challenging for children.

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Topics: For Parents, Families, Family Conflict, Resilience

How Social Media Affects Teen Self-Esteem and What to Do About It

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 13, 2021 1:13:00 PM
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Topics: For Parents, Teachable Moments, Bullying, Anxiety, For Youth

How to Help Your Adolescent Cope with Grief

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 6, 2021 1:07:00 PM

Grief can be undoubtedly challenging at any age. It’s tumultuous, painful, and inherently unique to each individual. Indeed, many adolescents struggle to understand their emotions and thoughts when it comes to experiencing profound loss. 

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, For Youth

A Teen’s Quick Guide to Supporting a Friend Struggling with Depression

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jun 24, 2021 4:51:13 PM

6.7% of Americans struggle with depression in a given year.1 Depression is a complex condition that often results in people losing a sense of pleasure and meaning from life. It can also contribute to feelings of worthlessness, guilt, apathy, and sadness.

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Topics: For Parents, Suicide Prevention, Resilience, For Youth

Everyday Things You Can Do to Build Resilience in Your Child

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jun 24, 2021 4:07:08 PM

Resilience refers to the ability to recover from adverse events and cope with life’s stressors. Resilient kids tend to have higher self-esteem, take more healthy risks, and problem solve successfully.

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Topics: For Parents, Childhood Trauma, Resilience

Free Download: Guide to Relationships in a Time of Recovery

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 18, 2021 10:29:02 AM

 

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Families, Counseling, Covid-19, For Youth

Social Media Apps Parents Should Watch Out For

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Dec 3, 2020 11:15:54 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 before we get into the social media apps parents should watch for.

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Topics: For Parents

Eating Disorders As Self-Harm

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 4:02:20 PM

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that impact at least 9% of the population worldwide. Second to opioid overdoses, they are among the deadliest mental illnesses, causing one death every 52 minutes.

Are eating disorders considered self-harm? Let’s get into what you need to know.

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, For Youth

What to Do When Your Child Hates School

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 1:27:23 PM

Most kids complain about their teachers, studying, or school at some point during their education. This commiseration is fairly normal, but what can you do if your child hates school? Consider the following tips.

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Topics: For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Trouble in School

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