Entries by Youth First

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The Importance of Family Rituals

By Deena Bodine, LCSW – March 10, 2020 – We live in a society that glamorizes busyness. Our calendars are full, but we may be left feeling less than fulfilled at the end of the day.  We spend our days busy with work and parenting responsibilities, squeezing in time for maintaining a household requiring chores […]

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Kids Learn Responsibility From Daily Chores

By Keisha Jackson, MSW – March 3, 2020 – Chores. They can be defined as simple everyday tasks that few of us enjoy but all of us need to complete to keep a household running smoothly.   It’s a given that adults in the household should do their part and lead by example.  However, when it comes to […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Talk About Boundaries

By Sophia Blaha, LSW – April 2, 2019 For most parents, talking about boundaries begins with simple statements such as “No hitting,” “Don’t push,” and “Ask before taking things from someone else.”   As a parent I know I say these statements often, but I also try to instill a deeper understanding of boundaries in […]

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Managing Stress for Middle School Students

By Kelsey Weber, LSW – March 26, 2019 Middle school students are faced with challenges each and every day.  Whether these challenges come from home, school, friends, or other environmental factors, stress can overwhelm kids. Stress is an uncomfortable feeling someone develops when they’re scared, angry, worried, or frustrated, which affects their mood and body […]

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It’s Red Ribbon Week! Take a Stand Against Drugs!

By Diane Braun, Project Manager, Oct. 24, 2018 – Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people each year.  This year’s event will take place October 23-31. According to the Red Ribbon Week website, this event is an ideal way for people and communities […]