Both parenting a child and being a child are tall orders in today’s climate, and we would like to offer this page as a resource for support and information to help you and your family. We will be sharing tips and strategies to manage COVID-19, along with posts that navigate the numerous challenges that come with raising caring and courageous youth. Our goal is to add new material that ranges from original content, to great reads and videos from other experts, as well as articles in the mainstream media that offer additional insight.
We welcome your suggestions and feedback, and want to cover a variety of topics to help you and the community learn more. We encourage you to reach out if there are topics you would like us to cover, and questions you would like answered. And, if you find what you see to be helpful, please like our page on Facebook (@CenterForCBT) and tell your friends and family to do the same! We are very excited to be starting this project, and look forward to sharing this information with you.
Progress is like climbing up a ladder to an improved life, except the climb is not always smooth. Teens can feel stuck in the same place or even like they’re taking steps backward. Research shows that DBT could be the answer teens need in order to take meaningful steps forward.read more
You may have heard of DBT. Maybe it was through a provider who recommended it for your teen or maybe you heard celebrities like Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez praise their experiences with it. If you’re searching for answers about DBT and how it works, we’re here to help.read more
Organizational skills need to be taught to children, and one of the most effective ways to encourage this is to help your student develop a routine. By addressing important areas like tracking assignments, managing materials, time management, and task planning, you can help your child stay on top of their school routine, whether it’s at home or in-person.read more
Are you concerned that your child is having trouble adjusting to virtual classrooms? Many students who are currently engaged in remote education, as well as those who have done so previously, may be falling behind. Be mindful of your child’s performance so that you can help them overcome their challenges.read more
With the new challenges brought on by the school year, we are all trying to stay positive. But when we find ourselves repeating instructions over and over, it may start to feel like praise isn’t enough. Refining your praise technique to be more consistent and strategic can be the difference between empty words and boosting your child’s self-esteem!read more
Coronavirus has brought about a host of stressors for parents, but few as divisive as placing limits around screen time. It can be quite challenging to know how much screen time is too much, especially these days. As school begins, we’ve compiled some information and tips to help you come up with a plan that’s right for you and your family.read more
While parenting during a pandemic is stressful, research suggests that the obstacles couples face may feel less insurmountable when you face them as a team. When partners feel supported in their decisions for their children and family, it fosters a greater sense of trust between them. We present some tips for mastering communication.read more
As the pandemic persists, there is always new information for us to absorb in our newsfeeds There is a fine line between helpful and unhelpful media consumption, and the uncertainty of the situation leaves many of us eagerly grabbing our phones for updates. Try these tips to avoid sinking into the trenches of negativity when reading the news.read more
Mealtime is a mainstay that every other activity in the day revolves around, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the same thing daily. That’s why this week we’re outlining some fun and creative ways to make mealtime and snacks a big part of the day.read more