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Anger: Knowing What Sets You Off and Ways to Manage It

We all have things that tend to unleash our anger. They vary from person to person. Once we have identified the things that set us off, we can work on behavioral strategies to avoid them – or if that’s impossible, to at least minimize them and lessen the feelings of anger that follow.

What Are the Consequences If Your Teen Has Been Using Pot?

Many teenagers experiment with alcohol and other substances, and pot – or marijuana – is one of those drugs. While many states have made pot legal for medical and/or recreational use, recent studies show that this, specifically, has not increased its use in teens.

Still, many teens (and adults) have indulged in the use of marijuana.

Q+A: ¿Cómo encuentro un terapeuta para mi hijo?

Mi hijo tiene ansiedad y estoy buscando un terapeuta. ¿Cómo puedo encontrar uno bueno?

Esta es una pregunta extremadamente importante, y aunque no hay reglas absolutas, aquí hay algunas pautas que pueden ayudar a informar su proceso:

Recomendaciones de otros suele ser la mejor fuente de información.

Mi hijo fue diagnosticado con ansiedad o depresión. ¿Cómo debo hablar con ella al respecto?

“¿Debo usar la palabra ansioso o deprimido?”

“¿Debería hablar de eso con mi hija?”

“¿Qué debería decirle a mi hijo adolescente?”

“¿Cómo puedo siquiera mencionarlo?”

Estas son solo algunas de las preguntas que hacen los padres cuando a su hijo se le diagnostica ansiedad o depresi

The Art of Civil Conversations: 9 Parent Strategies

“Are you out of your mind? You’re not old enough to go to a climate change demonstration. What do you even know about the climate? Besides, we’re in the middle a pandemic.

The Unexpected Magic of Thank You Notes: 9 Strategies to Help Your Child Get Started

Mariela was so excited to graduate from middle school this spring. Even though the celebrations looked different this year due to the pandemic, she was moved by all the family members and friends who came together to celebrate this special milestone with her.

El Sueño: Hablemos de Niños Mayores y Adolescentes

Algunos niños duermen bien y otros no. Ese es un buen punto para comenzar cuando se reflexiona acerca de los problemas del sueño en los niños. Según la investigación, muchos niños que duermen bien continuamente, a menudo lo hacen desde muy temprano en sus vidas.

CBT Snapshot: Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a special kind of talk therapy that can be used to help with mental health challenges. In this CBT Snapshot series, Dr. Ellen Braaten gives a glimpse of what it looks like to use CBT for a range of mental and behavioral health disorders.

Support Kids and Teens Following the Riot In Our Nation’s Capitol

The images of chaos and violence in our nation’s Capitol that many children and teens have been seeing in the media have been disturbing and scary.

CBT Snapshot: Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a special kind of talk therapy that can be used to help with mental health challenges. In this CBT Snapshot series, Dr. Ellen Braaten gives a glimpse of what it looks like to use CBT for a range of mental and behavioral health disorders.