Education keeps his doors open
03May

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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Setting Boundaries Vs. Creating Barriers
16April

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

By Family First Adolescent Services

“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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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 Family First Adolescent Services

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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Underage Drinking: The Heartbreaking Truth
16April

Underage Drinking: The Heartbreaking TruthUnderage Drinking: The Heartbreaking TruthUnderage Drinking: The Heartbreaking Truth

By Family First Adolescent Services

Growing Up Is Hard To Do Most adults (if we’re being honest) have “war stories” about consuming alcohol when we were underage. Some are good. Some are bad. Despite having more luck than brains, many of us were able to reach the...

Growing Up Is Hard To Do Most adults (if we’re being honest) have “war stories” about consuming alcohol when we were underage. Some are good. Some are bad. Despite having more luck than brains, many of us were able to reach the age of reason relatively unscathed....

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What To Teach Teens About Failure
16April

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

By Family First Adolescent Services

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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Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?
16April

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

By Family First Adolescent Services

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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Your teen needs treatment: Why and how to get it
16April

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

By Family First Adolescent Services

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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