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Help! My Daughter is Depressed

By | June 15th, 2018|Depression, Teen Girl Issues|

The teenage years can be extremely tough. You remember the growing pains associated with trying to handle hormones, make good grades, maintain a social life, and enjoy your hobbies or find new ones. It can all be extremely [...]

Social Media Gone South: Parenting in the Internet Age

By | June 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Social media can be a monster. A parent’s worst nightmare. The internet age sets the stage for many scary possibilities. Embarrassing messages can be kept alive forever. Predators and identity thieves are always on the prowl. And criminal [...]

PTSD Awareness in Teens: Why Is It Important?

By | June 4th, 2018|trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Did you know that 3% to 15% of girls and 1% to 6% of boys develop posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of a pre-existing trauma? If you don’t know about PTSD and its impacts on teens, we [...]

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

By | May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Parenting is hard. There, we said it. And when you’re dealing with an impulsive teenage daughter, the task becomes even more difficult. When your teen acts out upon impulse it can be frustrating, embarrassing, and can quickly become [...]

Logged In: How Does Smartphone Addiction in Teens Begin?

By | April 16th, 2018|Technology Use|

There was a time not long ago that even most adults didn’t have a cellular phone, but at this point that may as well be ancient history. These days, most adults and teenagers own cell phones, and we [...]

Problems Between Parents Linked to Emotional Issues in Teens

By | April 6th, 2018|Behavioral Issues|

As parents, sometimes we argue with each other. We all know that’s a fact of marriage. However, a fight every once in awhile is very different than having an argument every day. That sends a message to your [...]

6 Tips for Talking With Your Teen About Healthy Relationships

By | March 19th, 2018|Teen Girl Issues, Therapy|

If given the choice between talking to their kids about dating and relationships and walking through a cave of bees with a honeypot in hand, many parents would choose the latter—and in a heartbeat! The sad fact of [...]

Is Your Daughter Struggling with PTSD? 5 Ways You Can Help

By | February 12th, 2018|Teen Girl Issues, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

The after-effect of severe trauma, otherwise known as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), is an all too common blight on the lives of today’s young people. Girls suffer from PTSD more frequently than boys.  In fact, 15-43 percent [...]

Don’t Let Social Media Get Your Daughter Down: Social Media and Depression in Teens

By | February 2nd, 2018|Technology Use, Teen Girl Issues|

Depression is an all too common problem among today’s teens. The National Institute of Mental Health reports, in fact, that between 10-15% of teen-agers suffer symptoms of teen depression; and, furthermore, that 17.3% of teens that suffered a [...]

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

By | January 29th, 2018|Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues, Trauma Treatment|

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. Kids are finding it tough to cope these [...]