How to Help a Friend Who is Struggling

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 5, 2021 3:15:03 PM

What should you do if a friend approaches you about a particular problem and you aren't sure how to respond? Better yet, how can you best support them if they don't want you sharing their secrets? Here are some tips to consider. 

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Topics: Tweens, Counseling, For Youth

Quick Tips for Coping with Anxiety

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 15, 2021 4:49:37 PM
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Topics: Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Anxiety, For Youth

How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Help

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 15, 2021 10:59:18 AM
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Topics: Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Bullying, Counseling, For Youth

Are Eating Disorders Considered Self-Harm?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 4:02:20 PM

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that impact at least 9% of the population worldwide. Second to opioid overdoses, they are among the deadliest mental illnesses, causing one death every 52 minutes.

Are eating disorders considered self-harm? Let’s get into what you need to know.

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, For Youth

What to Do When Your Child Hates School

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 1:27:23 PM

Most kids complain about their teachers, studying, or school at some point during their education. This commiseration is fairly normal, but what can you do if your child hates school? Consider the following tips.

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Topics: For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Trouble in School

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

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

How Are Kids Experiencing COVID-19?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 9, 2020 11:55:42 AM

It’s easy for adults to believe that because children are small, their emotions are also small or somehow less real. This could not be further from the truth.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Families, Counseling, Toxic Stress, Covid-19, Anxiety

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