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Education keeps his doors open

Education keeps his doors openEducation keeps his doors openEducation keeps his doors open

By Family First Adolescent Services

The average teenager is dealing with pressure from all sides—from parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as their friends. They worry about their future, about college or career, and about relationships. Teens who are struggling with...

The average teenager is dealing with pressure from all sides—from parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as their friends. They worry about their future, about college or career, and about relationships. Teens who are struggling with mental health, behavioral health, substance...

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Parents and the love letter

Parents and the love letterParents and the love letterParents and the love letter

By Family First Adolescent Services

Teenagers and their “big moods” can take up a lot of space in a household—this is especially true when your child is also struggling with mental or behavioral health issues, substance use, or problematic gaming. With parents...

Teenagers and their “big moods” can take up a lot of space in a household—this is especially true when your child is also struggling with mental or behavioral health issues, substance use, or problematic gaming. With parents hyper-focused on their troubled teen, the...

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Your teen needs treatment: Why and how to get it

Your teen needs treatment: Why and how to get itYour teen needs treatment: Why and how to get itYour teen needs treatment: Why and how to get it

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When your children are very young and their coughs or cries wake you up in the night, parents fall naturally into the role of the caregiver; sitting up with a sick child, dosing him with medicines, warming soup for him, and watching over him in...

When your children are very young and their coughs or cries wake you up in the night, parents fall naturally into the role of the caregiver; sitting up with a sick child, dosing him with medicines, warming soup for him, and watching over him in the darkest hours of the night. For many...

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Setting Boundaries Vs. Creating Barriers

Setting Boundaries Vs. Creating BarriersSetting Boundaries Vs. Creating BarriersSetting Boundaries Vs. Creating Barriers

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“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” - Brene Brown, PhD Understanding the difference between setting healthy boundaries and creating emotional barriers is...

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” - Brene Brown, PhD Understanding the difference between setting healthy boundaries and creating emotional barriers is a key component to building successful...

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Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol

Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol

By Family First Adolescent Services

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety...

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety becomes a part of everyday life it can lead to...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means...

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means that dysfunctional behaviors modeled during...

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Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?

Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?

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While depression may feel like an unbearable burden for those who struggle with it, recent scientific research indicates that there is a silver lining. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the struggles that parents face when...

While depression may feel like an unbearable burden for those who struggle with it, recent scientific research indicates that there is a silver lining. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the struggles that parents face when confronted with a depressed teenager....

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How to Plan for Long Term Healing

How to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term Healing

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If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big...

If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big step of treatment. Physical therapy is the...

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What To Teach Teens About Failure

What To Teach Teens About FailureWhat To Teach Teens About FailureWhat To Teach Teens About Failure

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Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine...

Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine if that drive remained with us...

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