7 Tips for Having “The Sex Talk” With Your Kids

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 17, 2018 2:55:17 PM

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Most parents find talking about sex and sexuality with their children intimidating, embarrassing, and even terrifying. This is a normal way to feel in today’s climate where kids will early on experience sexual themes in media and even in school around their peers, but where sex is still a “taboo” subject in everyday conversation. Raising kids in a sex-positive, open environment can improve your relationship with your child and keep the lines of communication open. Here are a few tips to get the conversation started.

Social Media Dangers and the Effects of Cyberbullying

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 14, 2018 9:58:05 AM

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In this digital age we now find ourselves in, it is easier than ever for kids and teens to bully their peers. In this digital world, bullies can say something harmful without having to see the physical reactions of their victim or visually experience the effects of their words. To understand the injustice more fully, we first have to admit it exists, educate ourselves, and then take actions to prevent and protect the children in our care.

A Struggling Family Gets a Fresh Start

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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 After nine months of living in a shelter, with her husband incarcerated and her children in foster care, Janine managed to find housing and a job and finally got her kids back. But the family’s challenges were far from over. All that upheaval and uncertainty was tough to bounce back from. Sibling conflicts and even violence erupted and became daily occurrences at home.

Janine felt like a failure, a “bad mom” who didn’t know how to set ground rules for her children or stop the fighting. She turned to IYR Family Counseling for help.