Why Your Teen Might be Skipping School

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 5, 2020 3:50:22 PM

Have you recently discovered that your teenager is skipping school? School truancy can be a frustrating problem for both parents and teachers. If you’re not sure what’s going on, consider these reasons.

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Topics: Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Teachable Moments, Bullying, Trouble in School

Strength in Kindness: Coping with a Smile

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 1, 2020 4:50:39 PM

Stress has the ability to bring out the best and the worst in people. Certainly, COVID-19 has created a new and unprecedented kind of stress through which we as a global community are trying to navigate.

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Topics: For Parents, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children

10 Things Your Kids Need to Hear You Say

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

10 Ways to Compliment Kids & Build Resilience

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 17, 2020 4:43:56 PM

One of the most basic needs of every child is the need for their parents’ approval. This is so important that it is at the basis of self-esteem, self-worth, and even their identity as they grow.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Child Development, Programs and Services, Covid-19, Resilience

5 Easy Things Parents Can Do to Model Good Coping Skills

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 17, 2020 4:33:10 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is giving parents more time than ever to spend with their kids. Many parents are taking advantage of the time to enjoy some much-needed quality time and using this situation as a time to create stronger bonds and improve communication with their kids.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Covid-19

Do as I Do: Modeling Respectful Behavior for Children

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 5, 2018 3:12:00 PM

Have you ever been angry with your child for acting exactly like you? Don't worry- you are not alone! Here are a few helpful hints about setting a good example for your child.

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Topics: For Parents, Raising Respectful Children

Fear and Respect: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 4, 2018 2:08:00 PM

The words “fear” and “respect” go hand-in-hand in the minds of many parents. In fact, confusing these two concepts is the number one mistake we see parents make at the Idaho Youth Ranch--which is why teaching parents the difference between fear-based and respect-centered parenting is one of the key ways we help rehabilitate families.

So what is the difference between fear and respect?

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Topics: For Parents, Raising Respectful Children

Saying Because I Said So Doesn’t Work

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 3, 2018 2:19:00 PM

The parenting catchphrase “because I said so” is so ingrained in our culture it launched a feature film by the same name.

But what is this fallback phrase doing for kids? Unfortunately, not much. “Because I said so” is a fast, easy way to end a conversation, but as for teaching kids reasoning and decision-making skills, it leaves much to be desired.

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Topics: Discipline, For Parents, Toddlers, Early Childhood, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Child Development