Stress Management and Self Care

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. – Katie Reed If your teen has ever said . . . “No one understands me” “I’m ugly” “No one gets me” “I feel everyone judges me” “I’m not good enough” Then he/she is likely experiencing emotional difficulties that might […]

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Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection

Our minds and body are connected, every time we have a thought, we set off a cascade of reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and being changed by them. Understanding the mind body connection allows us to have an affect not […]

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The One Magic Word That Turns Negative Self-Talk Around

Parents instinctively know that calling a child “stupid” can have a negative influence on that child. As it turns out, a child calling him/herself “stupid” can have the same effect. When kids engage in negative self-talk, it may sound like: I’m no good at this. I can’t do it, it’s too hard. I’ll never learn. Because we love our […]

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Why you shouldn’t give your phone/iPad to your child when they are in distress

We are sharing this article By: Brooke Sellhorn, MA, LMFT Clinical Director of Crosswinds In-Home Family Counseling from crosswinds.org Brooke is a practicing marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, and mom of four young children who are learning distress tolerance skills without technology pacifiers every day. A millennial mom posed the question to a baby boomer mom: […]

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Parent Guide to the Mysterious Teenager

The teenage years can be mystifying for parents.  New research offers explanations for some of these mysteries. Once seen as a time for parents to step back, adolescence is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to be tuned in and emotionally connected. Research makes it possible to identify four important phases in the development of intellectual, […]

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The Journey of The Heroic Parent

A couple of months ago, James Mason Centers for Recovery hosted an evening with Dr. Brad Reedy, author of “The Journey of The Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle & The Road Home.” Our families enjoyed a catered dinner and shared the evening with other parents in the community. Dr. Reedy brilliantly shared his philosophies, tools […]

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Happy Birthday James!

Happy Birthday Sweet James… Twenty four years ago today, you entered my life, a beautiful baby boy that would teach me a new definition of love. James, there was something about your pure innocence that caused me to spend many years experiencing what I came to know as an ache in my heart every time […]

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