Common Negative Thought Patterns in Teens and How to Reframe Them: Obsessing Over the Negative

Nothing hurts a parent’s heart more than watching a child obsess over their perceived failures while not giving any attention to their obvious accomplishments. We lament the fact that our children have gained such perfectionist qualities to the point of hurting their self-esteem. We want them to be able to recognize what good they do…

You Have a Family Emergency Plan. What About a Family Emotional Emergency Plan?

Children have temper tantrums. Children get frustrated. Teens can be moody, irritable, restless, and discontent. When a beloved child in the family has struggled with addiction and is working through recovery, emotional emergencies can be even more of a challenge. Parents aren’t always in tune with their own emotions. Without their own emotional awareness or…

Where Logan Paul Went Wrong in his Return to YouTube

Logan Paul has been a popular subject of conversation, controversy, and debate since he released his now infamous “suicide forest video” from Japan where he encountered a recently deceased body. For weeks Logan Paul was the center of ridicule, facing fierce backlash from people all over the world for his lack of foresight, consideration, respect,…

Helping Kids in Recovery Cope with Stress

Stress is felt more widely by children, adolescents, and teens. Treatment and recovery does not guarantee immunity from stress but instead provides a working relationship with tools for managing stress effectively.   Listen Listening is a skill and a practice in communication. Learning to listen without interruption, judgment, or qualifying what a child is saying,…