social media addiction in teens

Social Media Addiction in Teens: Getting Help For Your Teen

Social media is today’s hottest trend. Everyone is doing it. Mindlessly scrolling for what adds up to be hours throughout the day. Some cases are worse than others. In fact, so bad, it becomes addictive. The bad kind of addictive. Social media addiction in teens is not an often overlooked or ignored issue. The facts …

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Three ways to handle issues with attachment in teenage years

Our primary need as human beings is that for connection. In fact, it is hard-wired into our brains, and meeting that need is crucial for our personal development, especially in the early years of life, usually until around the age of five. If during that period, a child was unable to bond with a primary …

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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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Challenges with Millennial Teen: Why Are Teens Taking Longer to Grow Up?

Believe it or not, teens have changed drastically over the years. There are new challenges with millennial teen boys and girls that were never an issue before. New studies are showing that the rate of pregnancy and alcohol use have plummeted (past issues of past generations), along with how many are working part-time jobs. Surveys …

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A New Look: Risky Teen Behaviors May Be Curiosity Instead of Underdevelopment

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’re well acquainted with risky teen behaviors. Whether it’s skateboarding down the highway or chatting with strangers online, they tend to make reckless choices that put them in danger. Most research up to this point has suggested these audacious actions are linked to underdevelopment in certain parts of …

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6 Tips for Dealing with and Helping Your Out of Control Teen

Teens rebel. They slam the door in your face, yell at you, tell you that you don’t understand anything, and can be generally difficult to handle. All of that is normal during the teenage years–to a point. Sometimes it goes further and they transform into an out of control teen. When this happens, many parents …

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How Parents and the World Can Reduce Risky Teen Behavior

Confronting risky teen behavior is a regular part of any parent’s life. The hormones, stress, and expectations that come with being a teenager create a perfect recipe for a huge reckless, irresponsible cake–which will eventually turn into a mess for the parents to clean up. While some rebellious or risky teen behavior is unavoidable, there’s …

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How to Build Back Trust with a Lying Teenager

When you’ve caught your teen in lie after lie after lie, it’s hard to know what to do. Many parents turn to harsh methods immediately. They question everything their teen does, search their things, questions where they’ve been, demands to know who they’ve been hanging out with–above all, they automatically assume their child is a …

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Should Parents Be Worried About Rise of Marijuana Use in Teens?

Unless you’ve absolutely hidden from the news, you probably know that marijuana has been legalized in more than just a few states now. While this is good news for medical research and usage, people have begun to notice a trend among young people that can only be described as alarming. Marijuana use in teens is …

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