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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 [...]

Sleep Deprived Youth at a Higher Risk for Teen Mood Disorders

By | January 12th, 2018|Depression, Mental Health|

Recently, it’s become more clear how much damage not getting enough sleep can cause. Higher risks of depression, anxiety, heart disease, and more have been linked to sleep deprivation. This common teenage issue can wreak havoc on a [...]

Trauma Risk in Teens Could Transfer Through Generations

By | January 9th, 2018|trauma|

The trauma risk in teens isn’t low. Surveys and research report around 68 percent of adolescents have gone through at least once potentially traumatizing experience by the age 16. While full-blown PTSD isn’t incredibly common, the effects of [...]

Smartphone Addiction: The Issue We Need to Be Discussing

By | December 15th, 2017|Addiction, Technology Use|

For the sake of our children, we need to talk about smartphones. There’s one in practically every teen's pocket. According to surveys, around 75 percent of teens own or have access to a smartphone. So, why is this [...]