Life is good

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Tips for Families | 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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5 Tips to keep the Holidays Merry

Posted by Matt Bartlett | Relationship Problems, Tips for Families | 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 vs. Healthy Lines of Communication

One thing that hampers the health in a family system is the presence of 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 the […]

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Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Posted by Matt Bartlett | Motivation, Tips for Families | 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

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 | Relationship Problems, Tips for Families | 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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Create A Lasting Connection With Your Children

Posted by Matt Bartlett | Relationship Problems, Tips for Families | Connection family Relationships 0 Comments

While writing this article my mind is replaying the words, “Tradition! Tradition!” from Fiddler on the Roof. In the musical, Tevye is referring to the typical roles of fathers, mothers, and children at that time and in that culture. Family roles represent just one of many areas impacted by traditions and rituals. In my own […]

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Principles of Recovery: A Broader Application

For decades, professionals and lay sponsors alike have utilized the “Serenity Prayer” as foundational to recovery from addiction. The prayer reads as follows: “God grant unto me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference” (The Serenity Prayer  – utilized by […]

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Enjoy Your Holiday Amid the Difficulties

  Enjoy Your Holiday Amid the Difficulties The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with friends and loved ones, but it can also be a stressful and difficult time.  Our therapists have put together some advice to help you navigate through the difficulties. 1 – Make a Gratitude list.  Recognizing your blessings is […]

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