Patience

Fixing the Family is the Best Treatment

When a child returns home after treatment, we might expect all of the issues within the home to disappear. We might have felt like our child with an addiction, mental health disorder, or other problematic behaviors were the leading cause of stress within our homes. However, in most instances in the recovery community, the entire […]

Fun

How Can I Teach My Kid to Cope With Stress?

As kids grow into adulthood, we can teach them ways to cope with the stress of everyday life and build resiliency. Kids can struggle to control their emotions, which might cause them to be overreactive during situations that have solutions. Some events might seem like “the end of the world” to our kids. As adults, […]

Will Discussing Suicidal Thoughts Harm My Child?

Suicidal ideations are a serious sign that something is going wrong. When children and teens talk about suicide, we might not know how to respond or what steps to take as parents. We might worry that talking about suicidal thoughts will “encourage” or “reinforce” these thoughts. This is a common misconception about ideations. We will […]

Manipulate

Why Is My Kid Manipulating Me?

When our kids manipulate us, we can feel frustrated or angry that our kids seem to be resorting to such means. They might use yelling, tantrums, lying, name-calling, or making us feel bad to get what they want. In more extreme cases, kids might call child protective services on us, make threats, run away, or […]

Teen

How to Remain Calm to Make the Best Decisions

When making decisions, we need to remember that our mindset plays a crucial role in decision-making. Decision-making is one of our “higher-order” thought processes taking place within the frontal lobes of our brains. During times of conflict, we might react with the emotional parts of our brains rather than the more rational frontal lobe. When […]