Helping a teenager with PTSD: 5 ways to ease the symptoms of PTSD

By | November 12th, 2018|trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Although the first thing that pops into mind for most people when they hear or read the word PTSD is a soldier, post-traumatic disorder can happen to anyone, even to the smallest of kids. Extreme acts of violence, [...]

You Aren’t Out of Options: Treatment for Teen Depression

By | September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Treatment for teen depression is needed more now than ever before, especially for young women. Studies show that today’s youth experience depression much more often than generations before them. Research has linked this to increased academic pressure, unattainable [...]

Girl Time: Parenting a child with peer-relationship struggles

By | July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Girlhood can be extremely difficult. Drama and social demands are constantly on the radar. Girls can find it challenging to socially navigate. This can cause peer-related struggles. As a parent, this can be heart-breaking. We wish everyone could [...]

Calming the Identity Crisis: Tips for Parents of Teens with Identity Issues

By | July 20th, 2018|Mental Health, Teen Girl Issues|

The teenage years are full of growing pains. This is a transitional period in our lives where we are determining who we are, who we want to be, where we fit in, and where we don’t. Finding our [...]

The Debate on Devices: Video Game Addiction Symptoms

By | July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

“Video game addiction” was recently made an official thing by the World Health Organization. This opened up a new pool of debates among society. Is smartphone addiction also a thing? Does it deserve its own special diagnosis and [...]

Equine Therapy: The Good Kind of Horsing Around

By | June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Equine Therapy is a type of experiential therapy between patients and horses. This type of therapy can involve grooming, feeding, haltering, and leading a horse. The goal of equine therapy is to provide students with a unique type [...]

Are the Teenage Years for Fun or Anxiety? Five Contributing Factors of Anxiety

By | June 22nd, 2018|Anxiety|

Anxiety is the top mental health issue among American youths. It is no surprise when considering the societal standards that are pressed upon today’s youth. Teens spend more time one achievement and thinking about adulthood and less time [...]

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 [...]