A new school year should bring lots of excitement and fun for your child. Unfortunately, many times this excitement is replaced with fear, anxiety, and even depression. FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy…
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There is a significant shortage of mental health resources in the United States, especially in rural areas (Ruiz, 2018). Although Minnesota is ranked among one of the top states for access to mental health care services in the country (Mental Health America, 2018), there continues to remain a need, according to Sue Abderholden Director of the MN branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Werner, 2017).
Aristotle said “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference”. Today, over 2,000 years later, we are still attempting to find the best ways to mentor our youth so that they grow into successful, happy human beings. As parents, teachers, mentors, or even community members, how do we start forming these good habits in our youth? Inherently, the answer is to praise our children for the good they have done.