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Role Models for Girls: Your Daughter’s Hero Is An Indicator of Success 150 150 se_admin

Role Models for Girls: Your Daughter’s Hero Is An Indicator of Success

Parents of girls often hear things like “Oh, she’s a beauty!” Or “She’s going to be a heartbreaker!”, even when their daughter is very young. Girls often get the message from society that they are made of sugar and spice and everything nice and that their main interests should be princesses and unicorns. And while…

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships and Creating Healthy Ones 150 150 se_admin

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships and Creating Healthy Ones

Creating new relationships is an important part of development in adolescence. This is a time when teens are beginning to form their own interests and identities outside of their family unit. It can be exciting, but it also comes with a new set of challenges. As teens begin to create new relationships, both with friends…

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Trauma Treatment Center for Teens: When Grief Becomes Unhealthy 2560 1707 se_admin

Trauma Treatment Center for Teens: When Grief Becomes Unhealthy

Grief–we all feel it at some point in our lives, but for some, it’s experienced far too early on. The first experience of grief can be through the loss of a friendship or the death of a pet or a grandparent. As a trauma treatment center for teens, we know that grief is a natural…

why are teens impulsive
Out Of Control: Tips for Toning Down Your Teenage Daughter’s Impulsive Behavior 960 640 se_admin

Out Of Control: Tips for Toning Down Your Teenage Daughter’s Impulsive Behavior

How often have you found yourself asking your teen: “Why did you do that?”. Thi can range from the smaller issue of the dirty plate that’s been left in their room for the week to larger issues like missing curfew for the third time. Parenting teens can feel confounding, as you repeatedly ask them (and…

eating disorders in teen girls
A Dangerous Situation: Consequences of Eating Disorders in Teen Girls 2560 1707 se_admin

A Dangerous Situation: Consequences of Eating Disorders in Teen Girls

Today’s teenage girls face an onslaught of messages from peers, social media sources, and magazines depicting a sensationalized version of what the ideal female form should look like. Despite recent body positivity campaigns to help promote and celebrate bodies of all shapes and sizes, surveys indicated that 33% of teen girls believed they were overweight…

ptsd in children and teens
PTSD In Teenagers: How You Can Help Your Daughter 640 426 se_admin

PTSD In Teenagers: How You Can Help Your Daughter

Childhood trauma can have a profound impact on adolescent’s development, resulting in negative effects on physical growth, psychological development, mental health, and in severe cases, it can be the catalyst for developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Experiencing childhood trauma has become more widespread with many research studies claiming that over 50% of teens have been…

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Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for Dealing with Grief and Loss 2560 1707 se_admin

Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for Dealing with Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a part of every person’s life. At some point, we will lose a pet, or a friend, or a loved one. And while it is natural and normal, that does not make it any easier when it happens.  Grief is especially challenging for young people. They are experiencing loss for the…

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How to Build Up Other Girls Instead of Feeling Competitive 2560 1437 se_admin

How to Build Up Other Girls Instead of Feeling Competitive

Teenage girls have a reputation for being competitive. So much so that the terms “Queen Bee” and “mean girls” have worked their way into common vernacular. This sense of competition may stem from a variety of reasons such as issues with confidence, a feeling of scarcity around opportunities, or learned behaviors. And while this competition…

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How Can Horse Therapy Improve Relationship Skills In Children 2560 1920 se_admin

How Can Horse Therapy Improve Relationship Skills In Children

For children struggling with a variety of mental health issues, from trauma to depression to addiction, research has shown that equine programs can provide substantial benefits. From horseback riding to caring for horses through equine-assisted therapy, interacting with horses can help improve overall mental health and relationships with others. How working with horses can help…

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The Impacts of Virtual Learning on Teens 2560 1710 se_admin

The Impacts of Virtual Learning on Teens

Teens have much to feel worried about during this pandemic. Will their families stay safe? Will their friends get sick? They worry they are falling behind. They worry about what that means for their future, and how that might affect college or the workforce after their graduate. That compounded with the stress of trying to…