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Taking Care of the Caretakers

By Ashley Jara, MA, LPC Parents, teachers, school counselors or anyone else who guides, mentors and cares for teens –we all know how difficult and exhausting the end of the school year can be! Are you a parent?  Teacher?  Or a primary provider of any support to teenagers or school age kids?  If so, summer…

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Counseling for parents is helpful, too!

By Megan Yarnall, MA, MFTC, LPCC Every day is busy, whether you have one child, or three children, or more. It can be difficult to schedule in time for yourself, or dedicate the money to yourself instead of your kids. However, what happens when parents don’t make time for themselves? In fact, much of the…

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How to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter about Healthy Body Image

Talking about body image with a teenage girl can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield. How do you bring up the topic of body image without making your daughter feel like maybe there is something she should be self-conscious about? Or worse– confirming that the thing that she’s already self-conscious about is actually true! Unless…

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Praise and Perfectionism

When I was just starting out as a teacher, I used praise pretty liberally with my students. If I thought a student had done really well on a paper they turned in, I’d give them a high five and say, “You are so smart!” It seems pretty innocuous, but praising teens for intelligence rather than…

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