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What can Parents do to help their teen?

Posted by M C on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Adolescents 
During the Parent Group today, we discussed the importance of VALIDATION in communicating with teens who have emotional sensitivity.  Validation is how we show understanding and empathy towards others, and even if we don't agree with what the other person is saying, we can still show acceptance around their perspective, feelings and desires.  

There are many benefits of validating teenagers.  Validation helps us stay connected and attuned.  If teens get even a whiff of judgment or disapproval ...
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Mindfulness Benefits Teens Academically

Posted by M C on Saturday, April 13, 2013, In : Adolescents 
A recent study done by the University of California Santa Barbara shows that just two weeks of mindfulness practice can improve the cognitive abilities in teenagers.
"Mindfulness training improved both GRE reading-comprehension scores and working memory capacity while simultaneously reducing the occurrence of distracting thoughts during completion of the GRE and the measure of working memory."

Mindfulness is the ability to manage your attention in the way that best serves you, and allows you to...

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Parenting Teens and Young Adults with BPD

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Monday, December 3, 2012,
“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes...
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What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "teen" (Show all posts)

What can Parents do to help their teen?

Posted by M C on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Adolescents 
During the Parent Group today, we discussed the importance of VALIDATION in communicating with teens who have emotional sensitivity.  Validation is how we show understanding and empathy towards others, and even if we don't agree with what the other person is saying, we can still show acceptance around their perspective, feelings and desires.  

There are many benefits of validating teenagers.  Validation helps us stay connected and attuned.  If teens get even a whiff of judgment or disapproval ...
Continue reading ...
 

Mindfulness Benefits Teens Academically

Posted by M C on Saturday, April 13, 2013, In : Adolescents 
A recent study done by the University of California Santa Barbara shows that just two weeks of mindfulness practice can improve the cognitive abilities in teenagers.
"Mindfulness training improved both GRE reading-comprehension scores and working memory capacity while simultaneously reducing the occurrence of distracting thoughts during completion of the GRE and the measure of working memory."

Mindfulness is the ability to manage your attention in the way that best serves you, and allows you to...

Continue reading ...
 

Parenting Teens and Young Adults with BPD

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Monday, December 3, 2012,
“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes...
Continue reading ...
 

What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

Continue reading ...