Getting Outside: The Benefits of Being Where the Wild Things Are

We always hear people saying “catch some fresh air” or “get outside” and probably just brush it off. We always hear talk of how good being outdoors is for you, but do we know just HOW good being outdoors is? Researchers have presented the facts and it confirms that there are endless benefits found in …

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In the Comments: Digital Self-Harm

Digital self-harm is so new you may not even know what it is. This type of self-harm is most popular among adolescents. So if you’re a parent, it’s especially important to be in the loop. This is a form of self-aggression. The aggression is geared towards oneself. Anonymously posting hurtful and or verbally abusive comments …

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Get Your Teen Moving for Better Mental Health

Physical activity may be the medicine your teen needs. Research shows physical activity can be as effective as antidepressants. If your teen is struggling with mental health issues or not, it is equally important to encourage them to engage in physical activity.   The Benefits Encouraging your teen to find a physical activity that they enjoy …

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Social Isolation in Teens: The Effects and How to Take Action

Is your teen showing signs of social isolation? Adolescents will often face many social challenges and insecurities during their teen years. When teens have trouble dealing with these things, they may experience the negative effects of social isolation. Social isolation is when one feels like an outcast to society and perhaps they have lost sight …

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How Facial Expressions Are Deeply Connected to Communication Skills

Nonverbal communication makes up more than half of communication. Understanding how to read nonverbal communication–body language and facial expressions–can help with building essential communication skills. Improving your own nonverbal communication, such as keeping your body language open (no crossed arms), help you communicate with others. A recent study looked into just how much we use …

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Targeted: Stigma-Based Bullying Shown to Be More Harmful

We live in a very progressive age. In the news, it often seems like every historically stigmatized group is getting the attention they deserve. A question has arose, though: has the increased media attention and lack of interventions in schools led to students part of stigmatized groups being bullied more often? Obviously, stigmatized bullying has …

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