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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth: A Starting Place for Parents

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth: A Starting Place for Parents

Parents of LGBTQIA+ youth can educate themselves about how to support their children at home. Creating a safe environment is essential, and here we offer some ideas on how parents can more effectively communicate with their youth.

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Resisting Adultism and Building Healthy Youth-Adult Relationships

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Resisting Adultism and Building Healthy Youth-Adult Relationships

Many adults unknowingly exhibit adultist behaviors around young people. To retrain our thought patterns we need to identify adultism in ourselves and take time to compare the way we view youth vs. adults. Here we further discuss this topic.

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Active Listening & Why It Matters

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Active Listening & Why It Matters

Active listening is more than just hearing the words that are being said. It takes concentration and effort and ultimately leads to better conversations with your youth.

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Social Media Alternatives Promote Connection for Youth

Posted by on May 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Social Media Alternatives Promote Connection for Youth

Social Media Alternatives Promote Connection for Youth

Some youth choose not to engage on social media all the time, or they need a break. Here we provide some suggestions on ways your teens can stay in touch with their friends while social distancing.

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Social Media – A Place to Connect

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Social Media – A Place to Connect

Youth and teens often feel like connecting with others online is easier than in real life. As educators and parents, it’s important to understand that although there are risks, social media can bring a sense of belonging to youth today.

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Staying Social During Social Distancing: Challenges and Solutions

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Staying Social During Social Distancing: Challenges and Solutions

Social media is a great say to stay connected while most of us are home-bound, but it also presents stressful challenges, especially to teenagers. Here we offer a few solutions on how you can help your teen manage some of the struggles they face online.

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