Entries by Youth First

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How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need?

By Jenna Bieker, Youth First Social Work Intern – March 31, 2022 – It can be overwhelming to think about all the tasks we try to accomplish in a single day. Twenty-four hours does not seem to stretch far enough to cover time spent in school, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. When planning out how […]

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Setting Healthy Boundaries

By Niki Walls, LSW – March 24, 2022 – Boundaries are something many of us struggle with. We all need to set boundaries to function and have successful relationships. As parents and caregivers, it is just as important to give our children boundaries. It is a parent’s job to know what their child is doing, […]

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Gentle Parenting

By Jordan Beach, LCSW – March 16, 2022 – If you spend any time on social media, you have probably heard the term “gentle parenting.” The quick response to this concept is that it’s “soft” or that we’re not punishing our kids enough and creating a generation that doesn’t respect authority, etc. A lot of […]

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Exercise is an Excellent Coping Skill

By Lori Powell, LCSW – March 9, 2022 – Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I always had good intentions about exercising, but I just could never find the time to select the program that would work best for me. I used excuses such as, “I’m too tired!” or, “I don’t have enough time to exercise.” […]