Current Events & Your Family
Is it too early to talk to my kid about sexual assault?
It’s difficult to talk to kids about sexual assault. The way you discuss it will also evolve depending on the age and maturity of your kid.
Teen suicide is on the rise during quarantine. Are you worried your teen may be in danger of self harm?
With the rise of suicides during quarantine, do you know what signs to look for in your teenager?
Are you and your kids experiencing extreme burnout from distance learning?
Are you and your kids experiencing extreme burnout from distance learning? What can you do to support them as school resumes again after winter break?
“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 …
“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 …
“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 …
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, …
“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 …