Care to Change https://www.caretochange.org Counseling to help you move forward Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:25:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.8 Am I ruining my kids? https://www.caretochange.org/am-i-ruining-my-kids/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 19:41:06 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4558 I don’t think there’s a parent who hasn’t wondered (probably more than once) whether they’re messing up their kids’ mental health and ruining their lives. Most of us learned what we know about being parents from our own parents, and I’m sure yours grappled with the same doubts. We try our best and get frustrated […]

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My daughter’s experiencing anxiety. What can I do to help? https://www.caretochange.org/my-daughters-experiencing-anxiety-what-can-i-do-to-help/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 19:37:29 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4555 Anxiety is tough on kids, and it’s tough on their parents, too. It’s hard to watch them struggle, and we don’t always know what to say. Sometimes, our helplessness and frustration bubbles over and we tell our daughters to “calm down” or “stop with all the drama” or “can’t you just act happy for while?’ […]

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What effect is technology having on teens? https://www.caretochange.org/what-effect-is-technology-having-on-teens/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 19:30:51 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4551 These days, there’s a lot of chatter about the amount of exposure teens have to technology and its effects on their lives and well-being. It’s easy to get caught up in hysteria about the subject, just as it’s easy to assume technology is just the teen obsession of the day and will pass. Mental health […]

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When your teen won’t talk https://www.caretochange.org/when-your-teen-wont-talk/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 19:11:23 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4547 Teens frequently seem to operate at extremes. Part of the time, they’re angrily yelling at us, and the rest of the time they disappear into a deep silence and won’t let us know what they’re thinking or feeling. It’s hard to say which extreme is more stressful for parents. There’s a long-used therapy approach for […]

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5 ways to keep kids from tearing apart your marriage https://www.caretochange.org/5-ways-to-keep-kids-from-tearing-apart-your-marriage/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:56:53 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4541 NuFlexde and conquer. Children may not be familiar with that phrase, but they learn the strategy it describes from an early age. If they can drive a wedge between Mom and Dad, they’ll be more likely to achieve whatever it is they want or shift the focus of their parents’ frustration away from themselves and […]

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Nobody understands what you’re going through as parent https://www.caretochange.org/nobody-understands-what-youre-going-through-as-parent/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:55:35 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4537 Becoming a parent is among life’s greatest joys. It can also provide some of life’s loneliest moments. There’s little training or preparation before we’re handed a tiny human being and told whatever happens to them is our responsibility. We find our way through parenting through trial, error, advice that isn’t always helpful, and plenty of […]

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When your child doesn’t want to live any more https://www.caretochange.org/when-your-child-doesnt-want-to-live-any-more/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:52:56 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4533 Few phrases are as terrifying to a parent’s ears as “I want to kill myself” or “I just want to be dead.” Being a parent involves a long series of fears, but few strike at our hearts with the terror that our children may feel such despair they would choose suicide. Sometimes, kids lob those […]

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3 ways to build strong kids during tough times https://www.caretochange.org/3-ways-to-build-strong-kids-during-tough-times/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:49:37 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4530 Being a parent is one of life’s most challenging responsibilities at the best of times. When you’re in the middle of multiple crises like those triggered by the pandemic, it becomes unimaginably challenging. At a time when we’re all doing our best to keep things together, how can anyone manage to raise their kids in […]

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Leader’s lines: What’s killing your kid’s resilience? https://www.caretochange.org/leaders-lines-whats-killing-your-kids-resilience/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:45:04 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4526 I can’t tell you how many times a friend or a client has said, “I’m glad I grew up when I did. I wouldn’t want to be a kid today.” Ignoring the fact most of us tend to look at the past with nostalgia, there is some truth to that sentiment. Today’s children are contending […]

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The battlefield of the mind, and the fickleness of the heart https://www.caretochange.org/the-battlefield-of-the-mind-and-the-fickleness-of-the-heart/ Mon, 08 Mar 2021 19:07:02 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4513 “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” In that simple sentence, Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer sums up a message about what she terms the “battlefield of the mind.” It’s a simple but powerful concept that affects the lives of so many people we work with at Care to Change. You’ve […]

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