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Alisa Crossfield Ph.D.
Most parents want their kids to develop goals, but not all goal-setting is helpful. Here are some tips for goal-setting that promotes emotional health.
Does your teen get overwhelmed by their emotions or just try to ignore them? We can teach them strategies for tolerating distress.
We can find ourselves undermining our kids when we try to guide them to see things our way.
Here, learn two reasons why teens experience disappointment over the holidays.
Sometimes you try to decrease stress for your kids, and it stresses them out!
Are you struggling to figure out why your adolescent won't listen to you? Knowing their state of mind may help.
Do you feel like you are trying to help your emotional adolescent, but their emotions are getting more intense?
Do you worry about whether to let your adolescents make their own decisions?
Would you like to help your adolescent build self-esteem and reduce vulnerability to their emotions? Building mastery is a great tool.
Are you struggling with the intensity and constant shifts of your adolescent's emotion? Validation is a powerful tool for calming the storm and enhancing your relationship.
Are you worried about whether your adolescent's behavior is normal? It may matter, but it may not.
Are your tweens and teens struggling with back-to-school anxiety? You may be able to help by recognizing distorted thought patterns.
So many parents are plagued with parent shame. Not only does it feel awful, but it is ineffective in improving parenting skills.
Do your teens' complaints drive you crazy? Here are are some strategies for responding.
Do your kids appear overly hurt when they receive constructive criticism? They may have a shame response.
Have you ever tried to reason with a teen who is panicking? They are in a state of emotion mind that will not allow rational thought. Here are some tips.
Does your teen complain that you criticize too much? There are a few reasons this may happen even if you lavish them with praise.
Have your teens come to you with fears that someone doesn't like them? Here are some tips for responding to their concerns.
Alisa Crossfield, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing at The Dialectical and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center in Westport, Connecticut.