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Beyond the Label of a Diagnosis: Taking a Personalized Approach to Helping Troubled Teens 2237 1530 se_admin

Beyond the Label of a Diagnosis: Taking a Personalized Approach to Helping Troubled Teens

The teenage years are full of changes and challenges, for both the teen and their families. As young women enter adolescence, you may find that they are pulling away and looking for more autonomy. You may find that your opinion no longer matters as much, and they are now turning to their friends for help…

A Barrier to Success: Teen Jealousy and Judgment 150 150 se_admin

A Barrier to Success: Teen Jealousy and Judgment

Teen jealousy and judgment–they may seem like a normal part of teen life, but they can actually act as a major barrier for future success. When I think of teen jealousy, the movie Mean Girls comes to mind. The “burn book” and constant castigation of others, it’s complete jealousy and judgment. If you haven’t seen…

Therapy for Trauma in Teens: Sleep Could Be Critical for Processing 150 150 se_admin

Therapy for Trauma in Teens: Sleep Could Be Critical for Processing

Sleep—it’s the fuel for our brains. In our society, many people view sleep as a waste of time or something that’s a tedious task, but that’s incredibly incorrect. During sleep, we’re able to process intense emotions, figure out issues, review new information, and give our brains time to reboot. Recently, a study highlighted the possible…

teen mindfulness program
Breathe In, Breathe Out: How Mindfulness Helps Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety 640 426 se_admin

Breathe In, Breathe Out: How Mindfulness Helps Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety

Teen suicide. Substance abuse. Bullying and fights. Although seemingly unrelated, these all too frequent epidemics are plaguing today’s schools; and, frequently, they seem to spring from a single common source. Teenagers are finding it tough to cope these days; the challenging, sometimes stifling demands of peer pressure and academic performance placing undue stress on their…

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…

when does grief become unhealthy
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…