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

What Is Going on With Your Insecure Teenager?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 16, 2020 11:53:27 AM

Everyone knows the teenage years can be chaotic and tumultuous. Adolescence represents a significant transition from childhood to adulthood, and the years can be rocky. 

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Behavior, Teachable Moments, Families, Trouble in School

3 Helpful Tips for Talking to Your Teenager

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 16, 2020 11:37:33 AM

Does it feel like you’re walking on eggshells when you interact with your child? If so, you’re not alone. That said, open communication is vital for building trust, safety, and connection between parents and children. Consider these useful tips for talking to your teenager. 

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, Teachable Moments, Families, Family Counseling

3 Reasons Your Teenager 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

What Is Emotional Regulation, and How Will It Help Your Child Succeed?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 24, 2020 3:49:33 PM

We've all been there. You’re standing in the grocery store at the exact moment your child decides to have an emotional outburst because they're out of his favorite candy or she wants a particular type of cereal—or for no particular reason at all. We've all had those moments where our kids’ emotions become too much for us to handle and the embarrassment and frustration and overwhelming swell of our own emotions lead us to have rough days as parents.

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Topics: For Parents, Teachable Moments, Family Counseling, dbt, mindfulness

10 Ways To Come Together During Family Quarantine

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Mar 20, 2020 5:11:54 PM

COVID-19 has changed the shape of day-to-day life for everyone, but many families are taking the good with the bad. Here are 10 ways to make the most of your family Quarantine.

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Topics: Teachable Moments, Families, Family Time

Family Game Time

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Mar 20, 2020 5:00:00 PM

It’s not just the game that makes family game night a success that everyone looks forward to, it’s the environment that you create. To make your game nights fun and full of laughs, start with the following tips:

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Topics: Communication, Tweens, Teachable Moments, Family Time

Social Media Dangers and the Effects of Cyberbullying

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

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.

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Teachable Moments, Bullying, Child Development

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