The Protective Factors - Social Connections

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 21, 2020 11:42:52 AM
“The greatest human need aside from food, water, and shelter is relationships.” - Justin Hacking, Clinical Supervisor at Idaho Youth Ranch.

Let’s face it - we need one another to survive. But this goes much deeper than the constructs of community and society. We need others in our lives who care about us, who listen, and who we know we can turn to when we need someone to lean on.

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Topics: For Parents, Protective Factors

The Protective Factors - Parenting Skills

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 14, 2020 9:29:06 PM

Do you know everything there is to know about your kids? Can any parent possibly know everything or understand their kids perfectly—100% of the time? Let’s face it, no matter how hard we try, no one is perfect and there is no such thing as a perfect parent. We’re all human, and we make mistakes sometimes. We’re also highly influenced by our own childhood experiences with our parents or primary caregivers. The ways that we were parented taught us many of our own parenting habits that we use today. Some of these habits may be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of our kids, while some may be less effective.

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Topics: For Parents, Quality Time, Protective Factors

Social, Relational Competence in Teens

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 7, 2020 5:04:29 PM

 

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Topics: For Parents, Protective Factors

The Protective Factors - Parental Resilience

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 31, 2020 3:52:52 PM

The ups and downs of life can be rough for both children and parents alike, especially during the current circumstances we’re faced with globally on account of the pandemic and its speculated aftermath. Life and parenting, in general, can feel extra scary right now as the future appears less certain with many possibilities at hand. This alone is enough for anyone to feel lost and in survival mode.

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Topics: Child Development, Resilience, Protective Factors

Protective Factors: Concrete Support During Times of Need

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 27, 2020 9:22:11 AM


One of the hardest things about parenting is knowing that you can’t protect your children from everything the world will throw at them. It is very easy to hope that if you don’t talk about the difficult things, they won’t happen.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Protective Factors