Book Review - Not a Partnership
04November

Book Review - Not a Partnership Book Review - Not a Partnership Book Review - Not a Partnership

By Family First Adolescent Services

Walking Together Right from the title page, Not A Partnership¸ is provocative, thoughtful, inspired and, perhaps unintentionally, funny. This book by Tod Jacobs and Yosef (Peter) Lynn is about marriage and relationships. The authors are...

Walking Together Right from the title page, Not A Partnership¸ is provocative, thoughtful, inspired and, perhaps unintentionally, funny. This book by Tod Jacobs and Yosef (Peter) Lynn is about marriage and relationships. The authors are both married to the women to whom they...

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Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gaming
24October

Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gamingLiving in a virtual world: teenage...Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gaming

By Mike Giresi

From Frogger to Fortnite, we’ve leveled up significantly since video games first started capturing the attention of young people. In June 2018, the World Health Organization declared gaming, including video gaming and internet gaming, a...

From Frogger to Fortnite, we’ve leveled up significantly since video games first started capturing the attention of young people. In June 2018, the World Health Organization declared gaming, including video gaming and internet gaming, a disorder, and while some applauded the move,...

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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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Healing with your teen through self-exploration
26September

Healing with your teen through self-explorationHealing with your teen through self-explorationHealing with your teen through self-exploration

By Mike Giresi

We know there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your child. Parents sacrifice their time, their money, their health and even their sanity to help their child in a crisis. As a parent, when you’ve put it all on the line for your child,...

We know there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your child. Parents sacrifice their time, their money, their health and even their sanity to help their child in a crisis. As a parent, when you’ve put it all on the line for your child, where does that leave you? Teens who...

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Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression
14August

Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to...Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful...Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to...

By Ben Cecil

Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we...

Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the...

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What To Teach Teens About Failure
16April

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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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How to Plan for Long Term Healing
16April

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

By Ben Cecil

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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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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