Posts Tagged ‘teens’

The power of “AND”

By Kate Ketchum, MA, LPC             When you think of the word “And”, what comes to mind…? On the flip side, when you think of the word “But”, what comes up for you…? These small, three letter words may seem menial and unimportant, but the truth is their impact is weighty and holds great significance.…

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Teaching Teens “Distress Tolerance” — a core DBT skill

In addition to working at the Colorado Teen Therapy offices, I also work at a high school in Denver providing school-based therapy.  This means that I get to see first-hand what the start of the school year looks like for teens on a day-to-day basis: getting to see old friends and making new ones, decorating…

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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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