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…

Could Therapeutic Efforts In Childhood Prevent Adolescent Mental Illness?

“At-risk” youth is a term we hear often when we discuss the youth at risk for domestic violence, drug addiction, and substance abuse. Most often, the term “at-risk” refers to specific demographics based on race, environment, culture, and socioeconomic status. What fails to be understood too often is that all children are at-risk because the…