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Parenting Strategies for Tweens and Teens

Becoming a teenager can be full of ups and downs not only for adolescents but also for parents. Setting boundaries and maintaining connections with your kids can be challenging during this stage. Here are some tips to help you guide your teen while respecting this time in their lives.

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What to Expect in Behavioral Health Therapy

Caring for our mental health is important at every stage of life. It can be a positive experience that helps with healing, communication, and self-expression. If you’re considering obtaining services for your child from Family First Pediatrics, here are a few things to know.

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Talking about our feelings, why do we do it?

Reactions to our surroundings or circumstances can be overwhelming at times. Becoming aware of what we are experiencing and learning how to react in positive ways can impact those around us. Furthermore, learning to regulate our feelings can be a constructive example for children and adolescents.

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Helping Our Kids Understand Their Emotions’

Understanding emotions can be difficult at any age; however, learning to identify what they’re feeling can be calming. Here are some techniques to start a dialogue at home. Additionally, we’re providing tips for parents to manage their own emotions.

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Divorce and Children

Divorce can be a difficult time for parents and children alike. Children may react in many ways depending on their age and other factors. Here are some tips to help ease the transition from pre-divorce to post-divorce.

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Surviving Holiday Travel with Young Children

The holiday season is full of gatherings and celebrations; some celebrations require traveling to another place. Traveling might be especially challenging with young children. From airplanes to new beds, we offer tips to make traveling during the holidays easier.

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Helping Teens Cope with Academic Stress

Keeping up with homework and exams can produce a lot of stress for teenagers. Stress can worsen during certain times of the year, such as finals. Keeping an eye on your teen and helping them during those challenging times can make a huge difference. Remember, there are resources available if you should require extra support.

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