Posts By: Jordan Yates

The Poverty of Pity

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As someone who holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, I’m very aware of how tricky words can be. For instance, pity is often used synonymously with the term compassion, but the two couldn’t be any more different.  Compassion is what keeps the counseling profession alive while pity kills friendships, marriages, families, and communities. Having […]

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Parenting: Before You Fix It, Sit With It

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Much like a wife desires a husband to hear about her day before coming up with solutions for her daily difficulties, our children desire the same from parents. Too often we as parents accelerate past the consoling portion of the parenting process (because nothing is more painful for a parent than seeing the pain and […]

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Five ADHD Home Remedies

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Whether your child has been officially diagnosed with ADHD/ADD or just shows certain ADHD/ADD tendencies, there are certain strategies you can try to get your child through a challenging school year. Structure and routine As parents we have to be disciplined and consistent enough ourselves to routinely implement and enforce bedtimes for adequate sleep (8-10 […]

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Fixing a Broken Relationship with Your Adult Child

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Broken relationships between parents and their grown children are sadly, very common. Whether motives are misunderstood, actions are taken out of context or serious emotional injury was inflicted, it’s a painful situation for everyone involved. While you may not be entirely to blame for the conflict, initiating reconciliation may be up to you. Here are […]

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Honoring MLK: Overcoming the Stigma of Seeking Therapy

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Mental health awareness has come a long way over the last couple of decades, establishing its own month of awareness (May), and becoming more normalized in everyday conversations, news outlets, and various other forms of mass media. Unfortunately, communities of color – that arguably have experienced disproportionate amounts of traumatic events in this country’s history […]

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