Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Posted by Matt Bartlett | Parenting Teens | failure parenting Success 0 Comments

At New Haven, we often ask our students, “What would you try if you knew you could not fail?” This question helps teens see what is possible without fear, but it also contributes to the mindset that failure is bad.  We should be asking, “What would you try if you knew that you will fail […]

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Emptying the Nest

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Parenting Teens | parenting 0 Comments

A popular metaphor for describing the transition from adolescence to adulthood is that of the eagle pushing her young forcibly and abruptly out of the nest. The falling eaglet either has a terror-induced epiphany – “Hey, I’m an eagle, I can fly!” – or hits the ground and stays there. In certain respects, this is […]

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The Emotional Bank Account

Posted by Jessica Jones | Parenting Teens | Emotional Bank Account family Relationships 0 Comments

What’s an Emotional Bank Account? Imagine your emotions are all inside of a bank account. When you give your daughter a hug, it makes a deposit into her emotional bank account. When you hold a boundary with her, it’s like making a withdrawal. As long as you keep putting enough positive things into the account, […]

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