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Nintendo Switch Parties At Foundations Asheville

Can Video Games Help With Tech Addiction? It may seem a little strange to have a technology party, specifically video games, at a program that aims to defeat tech addiction in young adults. Often, the addiction stems from a lack of dysregulation and using technology as an unhealthy coping mechanism in managing stress and anxiety.…

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Helicopter Parenting Delays Independence for Young Adults

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The term “helicopter parent” was first used in Dr. Haim Ginott’s 1969 book Parents & Teenagers by teens who said their parents would hover over them like a helicopter. It became popular enough to become a dictionary entry in 2011. Helicopter parenting most often applies to parents who help high school or college-aged students with…

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Trusting your Young Adult to Make and Learn from Mistakes

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Making mistakes as a young adult is an important part of the transition from adolescence to adulthood, but as parents, it’s natural to want to step in and help your child through these tough times. As your child continues to grow in her independence, it’s important to find that balance of support and hands-off parenting…

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How to Avoid Burnout as a Young Adult

Burnout describes a severe stress condition that leads to severe physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. Much worse than ordinary fatigue, burnout makes it challenging for people to cope with stress and handle day-to-day responsibilities. People experiencing burnout often feel like they have nothing left to give and may dread getting out of bed each morning.…

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Self Limiting Beliefs and Behaviors

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Self-limiting beliefs are the assumptions or perceptions we have about ourselves and the way the world works. These assumptions are “self-limiting” because by holding on to these beliefs, we are in some way holding ourselves back from achieving our goals. We learn these belief systems as very young children, and then we move through life…

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How To Plan A Gap Year

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You’ve graduated from high school! Congratulations! This is an exciting time as you complete the goal you’ve been working toward for the past four years. But for some young adults, there’s a new question they’re facing: “Now what”. After graduation there are many options like higher education, joining the workforce, or attending trade school. But…

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You Can Do This: Overcoming Self Doubt

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We’re all familiar with the little voice that lives in the back of our minds that whispers: “What if…”. What if I embarrass myself? What if I fail? What if no one likes it? What if no one likes me? What if they find out I’m an imposter? What if I’m wrong? This little voice…

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