Current Events & Your Family

“Our family has been heavily impacted by the news and the protests. Are there any small daily things we can do for our family’s mental health?”

In this difficult social and political climate, many families are feeling weighed down and stressed out. It can be hard to find ways to cope with our reactions to the news, especially for kids who are not sure how to process what’s happening. For this week’s #TipsOnTeens question, we’ll discuss ideas for how families can stay connected and take care of each other right now.

“My kids won’t stop arguing and it’s driving everyone in the house up a wall!”

If you’re raising siblings, the sound of arguing is probably a familiar one! And while the occasional fight is normal and expected, nonstop fighting can put a strain on everyone in the house. Combine argumentative teenage siblings with stay at home related cabin fever and the result is one very overwhelmed family. This week’s Tips …

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“Wearing a mask triggers my anxiety. Am I alone in this? What should I do?”

By now, wearing a mask when you go out has become a part of life. News and social media are flooded with reminders to wear a face mask and do your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, sometimes the need to don a mask brings up discomfort and (valid) anxiety. This week’s Tips …

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“We had to cancel our son’s Sweet Sixteen party. What can we do to make sure he still has a fun birthday at home?”

Teens and their families are having to miss out on major milestones because of COVID-19: prom, graduation, and birthday parties, to name a few. And while our kids are handling the situation with understanding, as parents we still want to celebrate these important moments, even if it’s on a smaller scale than planned.

“My husband is immunocompromised—how do I talk to my kids and ex about this without starting a fight?”

For families with loved ones at higher risk for COVID-19, social distancing is of the utmost importance. But what can you do if the whole family isn’t on board with staying in? This week’s Tips On Teens question tackles how to effectively communicate one’s needs in a blended family dynamic: “My husband is immunocompromised, so …

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Thoughts and Advice about the COVID-19 Pandemic from Your Friendly Neighborhood Therapists

Dear Families of Teen Therapy Center and Child & Teen Counseling,  Information about COVID-19 is changing daily, and I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how this is affecting our society, both long term and in the immediate future. Many parents are wondering what they can do to help their kids not go crazy while they’re …

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“How do we talk to our kids about the Coronavirus?”

https://youtu.be/fzopq9kemjo Coronavirus is impacting the lives of families across the country. It’s hard to not feel stressed or nervous right now, especially with the 24/7 news coverage. This week’s #TipsOnTeens question is from a parent seeking advice on how to help their family get through this public health crisis: “How do we talk to our …

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