Life is Good – New Haven RTC Testimonial

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

https://www.newhavenrtc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Kelly-Molinari-New-Haven-Alumni-Story.mp3 It was as if a spaceship had come down to Earth, and abducted my real daughter, and replaced her with this one. Hello, I am Kelly. My daughter is Katy, and she came to New Haven in November of 2012. She was 14 years old. I want to focus less on her journey story. […]

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It’s Time to Focus on Relationships

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Relationships and interactions help to define who we are and how we see the world. February often becomes a month where everyone thinks harder about relationships as we encounter all of the hearts and cupids tied to Valentine’s Day.  At New Haven Residential Treatment Center we not only focus on interpersonal relationships, but also our […]

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Celebrating Family Legacies

Posted by gretchenb | Parenting Teens | 0 Comments

As a torch is lit, we can recognize the warmth and safety that the light provides.  During our family legacy ceremony in Moab, the torch is lit and each family takes their turn sharing one of the legacies or values that they would like to pass along to their daughter.  As this is shared, a […]

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5 Holiday Tips

Posted by Matt Bartlett | Parenting Teens | 0 Comments

The holidays are a great time to enjoy family and friends and appreciate all that life has to offer. But they can also be a trying time, filled with stress, anxiety, unexpected temptations and a pace that can make your head spin. Along with all of the wonder and delight, it’s important to remember that […]

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Family Triangles

Posted by Brian McElligott | Parenting Teens | emotional triangulation family systems 0 Comments

One thing that hampers the health of a family system is the presence of family triangles, especially ones that are chronic or toxic. When two members of a family system experience anxiety or tension, it is common for one of them to find a third party and align with them against the other member of […]

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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

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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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Positive Parenting When Your Teen is Being Negative

Posted by Heather Schaffer | Parenting Teens | Positive Parenting Relationships 0 Comments

If you have a teenager at home, you are familiar with the tension, drama, and hurt that can occur on a daily basis. It may often feel like your choices are limited to yelling and punishing them. You are not alone!  Here are some things you can do to get back to engaged and positive […]

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Setting Healthy Boundaries With Teens

Posted by Emma Cone | Parenting Teens | boundaries parenting tips Relationships 0 Comments

The word “no” has a bad reputation- from toddler to teenager, using that word can create conflict. Parents may feel guilty when saying it and worry their kids feel unloved hearing it. However, “no” is a vital part of keeping teenagers emotionally balanced, safe, and healthy. Here are some tips on how to practice setting […]

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