In this article from UNC Families, read about how regularly using social media platforms like Facebook, Tiktok and Snapchat can have an impact on teenagers’ sensitivity to feedback. “The findings suggest that children who grow up checking social media more often are becoming hypersensitive to feedback from their peers,” said Eva Telzer, a professor in Carolina’s psychology and neuroscience department … Read More
Here’s what to say when your teen is feeling stressed
Elizabeth Spencer has published a great article on GrownandFlown.com “The 10 Things I Say to My Teens When They are Stressed Out“.
Helping Children Navigate Tragedies and Other Difficult Life Events
HealthyChildren.org has recently published a helpful article Talking with Children about Tragedies and Other Life Events. “After any disaster or crisis, families struggle with what they should say to children and what’s best not to share with them.”
Compassion with Boundaries by Therapeutic Partners therapist, Christine Martin Byers
By: Christine Martin Byers, M.Ed., LCMHC Therapeutic Partners Self-compassion, once mastered, can bring a sense of self-worth, self-empowerment, and peace with what is. Self-compassion, however, can sometimes lead to an endless amount of giving of oneself to the point of burnout. This is because when we embrace our shadows and learn to love the darkest corners of our souls, we … Read More
Fight off Seasonal Affective Disorder with these Hacks for Your Home
In a recent Washington Post article, Mariette Williams writes about ways to fight the cold and dark days of winter, with topics including “clean and organize”, “address your senses” and “optimize bedrooms”. Follow this link to read more about SAD and how to get through the winter season successfully!
Helpful Tips for Parents and Caregivers for Another Round of Quarantine Life
Psychology Today recently published a great article on helping pandemic-weary parents and caregivers of young children. Follow this link for 5 tips on surviving quarantine with your little ones.
Psychotherapy – Families Under Pressure | Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids
Parenting in 2020 and 2021 is a lot different from any other time in recent history, and it’s proving to be a challenging time for all members of the family. Psychotherapy Networker has posted an article recently that discussed this new level of parenting pressure and how to cope together. To read the article, please view “Families Under Pressure.“
Not going home for the holidays? How to tell your family and feel ok doing so.
Vice.com has a great article posted “How to Tell Your Family You’re Not Coming Home for the Holidays” – “It might be tempting to put this decision off until the last minute, but there are lots of good reasons not to go, and you shouldn’t feel guilty.”…continue reading
Helping Kids Cope with Unique 2020 Holiday Challenges
Mother.ly has a great article posted about helping your children cope with the possible difficulties of celebrating the 2020 holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read “10 Phrases to Help Kids Cope with Holiday Disappointment this Year” If you’re in the Triangle area and interested in speaking to one of our therapists, please contact us or schedule … Read More