Entries by Media Mix


Make Time for Playtime

By Alicia Slaton, MSW, LSW, Youth First, Inc. In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy for parents to get caught up in work, household chores, and other responsibilities, leaving little time for children to play. However, research has shown that play is an essential part of a child’s development and parents need to make time […]


Three Ways to Promote Well-Being in Adolescence

By Rachel Haug, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. Adolescence represents a critical period of self-exploration. The teen years are when many factors contributing to lifelong well-being are developed. As a parent, it is important to be aware of what is affecting your child’s well-being and know how to direct them to a positive sense of […]


The Importance of Self-Worth

By Valorie Dassel, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, Youth First, Inc. As parents, we just want our children to be successful and happy. We hope they will be honest, hardworking, and motivated to create healthy work and personal lives. The truth is that the material world will never provide this happiness. True happiness comes from intrinsic self-worth.  Self-worth […]