An Invisible Danger: Cyberbullying in Teens

What is Cyberbullying? Nowadays, more than 80% of American households have access to the internet via subscription.  Even those who do not have access to the internet at home likely can still use the internet in public places such as libraries or schools.  The internet and social media platforms have essentially taken over our lives.  …

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Depression in Teens: How Puberty Can Contribute to Mental Health Challenges

While parenting children at any age has it’s difficult times, parenting teenagers comes with its own set of challenges. Between changing hormones and stress from school and friends, teenage mood swings are not uncommon. It is healthy for teens to experience a full range of emotions, but if your child is struggling with symptoms such …

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Five Ways Parents Can Deal with Disrespectful Teenagers

There is nothing more frustrating to a parent than trying to deal with disrespectful teenagers. Many parents feel like they have done everything they can to raise respectful, intelligent children, only to find, when they reach their teenage years, that they want to do nothing but act out. Culture and their own hormones will direct …

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Driving Under the Influence (of Sleep): The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

Numbers don’t lie. Perhaps the most poignant statistic of all to highlight the effects of sleep deprivation in teens is a morbid one: traffic accidents are, by far, the number one cause for adolescent fatalities and not getting enough sleep is linked to dangerous, risk-taking behavior. Moreover, the correlation isn’t slight – to quote the …

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Gems in the Gem State: Tips for Finding Wilderness Therapy in Idaho

With an area the size of New England, the state of Idaho has all sorts of terrain and wilderness opportunities imaginable. From its beautiful mountains to the lush forests, Idaho is one of the most magical places in the entire United States. This picturesque environment, however, serves another purpose than to simply please the eye: …

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Rebellious Teens: What a Parent Needs to Know About Defiant Disorder

Teens will be teens. Unfortunately for parents, some fights with your children are unavoidable: it’s a natural part of growing up. Testing boundaries and pushing rules allows a child to develop their individuality. In some cases, however, the fights get out of hand. Instead of being an occasional occurrence, they become a staple of everyday …

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Preventative Measures Needed to Lower Suicide in Teens

In a recent article published by the Washington Post, a woman tells the story of how her sister died at the age of 31: depression and suicide killed her. Perhaps if there was more widespread awareness of the dangers and symptoms of ideas of suicide in teens, these situations could be scarce. Suicide in teens …

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Looking Out for Number One (Your Child, That Is): Ways to Help Build Self Esteem in Teens

Building self esteem in teens begins at home. Only too many parents find themselves in a situation where they believe “tough love” strengthens their child’s spirit. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t. In many ways, a child is a reflection of the parent. While a child builds their personality, they are affected by outside factors: their peers, …

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