As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information to help people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
In an emotionally charged work environment such as nursing, laughter, tears and other emotions are going to be at an all time high, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. These physical reactions of the body in consequence of emotional feelings lead to a renewed state of mind and provide release of tension and emotional healing. Check out the infographic below to see what happens biologically during these two reactions, the after-effects, and how to positively incorporate them within a health care setting.
1. Does your teen know how to make friends and be a good friend?
Do they have friends they can call on? Do they know how to applaud a friend’s success and also be there when they’re down? Are they having fun? Can they work with others in a group? They don’t need to have a tons of friends, often one friend is enough when times are tough.
Knowing how to make friends is one of the most important life skills we all need through out our lives. You might have a National Merit Scholar in your house, but they still need to know how to interact with roommates, people in the dorms and in class. Kids who are isolated take more risks. You may not like their friends, but do get to know them.
2. Does your teen know how to talk to people?
Do they know basic manners and etiquette? Can they look adults in the eye, shake hands, introduce themselves, and carry on a conversation? Will they be able to navigate talking to a supervisor at work, the TA’s, professors, RA’s, or coaches? Can they communicate with respect? If it’s all about them, other people get tired of that pretty quickly, which can lead to a lot of frustration and misunderstandings.
We all know a lot of people of all ages who are super smart, but whose lack of basic communication skills prevent them from realizing their full potential. If you’re teen is struggling with this, an entry level job will really help.
It’s normal and natural for teens to be 99% self-absorbed. After all, besides the toddler stage, this is the time in life that the entire universe revolves around them. Really, it does, and a memory-lane-news flash….it did for you too when you were their age. Yes, it did, your mom told me! That’s why a single minuscule pimple is a major catastrophe and can ruin not just their day, but the entire week. [...]