8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts You Can Learn From Your Dog
11November

8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts You Can Learn...8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts...8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts You Can Learn...

By Family First Adolescent Services

One of the Greatest Sources of Mindful Inspiration May Already Lives in Your Household ― Your Dog. I’ve been involved in addiction medicine for 40 years and have seen many innovations, but mindfulness remains one of my favorite tools for...

One of the Greatest Sources of Mindful Inspiration May Already Lives in Your Household ― Your Dog. I’ve been involved in addiction medicine for 40 years and have seen many innovations, but mindfulness remains one of my favorite tools for helping people with addiction as well as...

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9 Important Ways Dads Impact The Lives Of Their Children
21October

9 Important Ways Dads Impact The Lives Of Their Children9 Important Ways Dads Impact The Lives Of...9 Important Ways Dads Impact The Lives Of Their Children

By Family First Adolescent Services

Studies that examine the powerful and enduring influence fathers can have on their children. Despite all of society’s advances over the past century, men are still -- too often -- viewed by some as their own children’s...

Studies that examine the powerful and enduring influence fathers can have on their children. Despite all of society’s advances over the past century, men are still -- too often -- viewed by some as their own children’s “babysitters”; when in actuality,...

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Gemini Man: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance
18October

Gemini Man: Everyone Deserves a Second ChanceGemini Man: Everyone Deserves a Second ChanceGemini Man: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

By Family First Adolescent Services

As a young man, what would you say to an older version of yourself? What would you say to a younger version of yourself? In “Gemini Man” war-weary Will Smith’s retired Master Assassin Henry Brogan battles the younger version of...

As a young man, what would you say to an older version of yourself? What would you say to a younger version of yourself? In “Gemini Man” war-weary Will Smith’s retired Master Assassin Henry Brogan battles the younger version of himself, Junior, played by CGI-ed Will,...

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Is Camping the Right Choice for a Father-Son Trip?
16October

Is Camping the Right Choice for a Father-Son Trip?Is Camping the Right Choice for a Father-Son...Is Camping the Right Choice for a Father-Son Trip?

By Family First Adolescent Services

Taking a trip together, just you and your son can positively influence your bond Spending quality time with your son is important if you want to build and maintain a close relationship. Taking a trip together, just the two of you can positively...

Taking a trip together, just you and your son can positively influence your bond Spending quality time with your son is important if you want to build and maintain a close relationship. Taking a trip together, just the two of you can positively influence your bond more than you would...

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Don't Force Sports on Your Child
15October

Don't Force Sports on Your ChildDon't Force Sports on Your ChildDon't Force Sports on Your Child

By Family First Adolescent Services

How strict should you be with your child’s athletic activities? If I would let him, my son would play X-Box all day or he'd be would sit†ing on his phone texting friends. I don’t want to be the type of parent who forces my kids...

How strict should you be with your child’s athletic activities? If I would let him, my son would play X-Box all day or he'd be would sit†ing on his phone texting friends. I don’t want to be the type of parent who forces my kids to practice a sport until they...

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Building a bridge to your child through validation
26September

Building a bridge to your child through validationBuilding a bridge to your child through...Building a bridge to your child through validation

By Mike Giresi

If the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, the shortest difference between a parent and child is validation. When we talk about validation, we're not talking about is enabling, excusing or allowing problematic...

If the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, the shortest difference between a parent and child is validation. When we talk about validation, we're not talking about is enabling, excusing or allowing problematic behavior. What we are talking about is a...

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Parents and the love letter
03May

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

By Ben Cecil

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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How To Talk To Teens About Mental Health
16April

How To Talk To Teens About Mental HealthHow To Talk To Teens About Mental HealthHow To Talk To Teens About Mental Health

By Ben Cecil

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised...

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised their use of household technology....

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