5 Signs Your Child is Overusing Technology

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 2, 2019 1:40:09 PM

While there’s some debate about the reality of technology addictions, unhealthy use of technology has been linked to physical, social, and psychological problems. These include: an increased risk of childhood obesity, depression, cyberbullying, lack of sleep, and poor performance in school.

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Topics: For Parents, Set for Success

Motivating Your Kids

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
You’ve probably heard the old adage “You get more flies with honey than with vinegar.” So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that honey is the answer when it comes to motivating kids as well!
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Topics: For Parents, Set for Success, Behavior, Teachable Moments

Helping Your Kids Set Realistic Expectations

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Setting expectations is a very simple--but important--strategy for helping your kids succeed, and the good news is you can start from the time they are toddlers until they are off to college and beyond!

Setting expectations is one of the best ways to building their self-esteem and save yourself a few headaches along the way.

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Topics: For Parents, Set for Success

Scheduling For Success

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

If the idea of trying to fit in homework, meals, down time, extracurriculars, and more--not to mention leaving enough time for 8-10 hours of sleep--feels overwhelming, you’re not alone. Creating a schedule that’s comfortable and functional for both parent and child can feel like a major feat, but it’s also one of the best ways you can help children of all ages succeed.

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Topics: For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Set for Success, Child Development

Setting Goals to Help Your Child Succeed

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Setting--and following through with--goals is an important way you can help your kids succeed. Learning how to determine what they want, lay out a path to achieve it, and celebrate the results is a skill that they’ll use throughout their lives in school, work, and relationships.  

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Topics: For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Set for Success, Child Development

Defining a Family Culture

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM

What kind of family did you imagine you would create when you were younger?

Chances are, if your childhood was a happy one you imagined that your family would look very similar. On the other hand, if your childhood was difficult or traumatic, you probably hoped that the family you created one day would be different.

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Topics: For Parents, Set for Success

Quality Time at The Kitchen Table

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Did you know that one of the most critical indicators for a child’s success is the kitchen table? Researchers at the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that kids who ate with their families five times a week were far less likely to have problems with substance abuse, and were more likely to earn better grades. 

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Quality Time, Set for Success, Child Development

Back-to-School Success

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 14, 2017 12:00:00 AM

School is starting again--already! If you’re like most families, that means a change in schedule from the less structured summer break.

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Topics: For Parents, Set for Success