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Reefer Madness: Preventing Marijuana use in teens 150 150 se_admin

Reefer Madness: Preventing Marijuana use in teens

Many teenagers experiment with marijuana use. The amount of peer pressure from friends, and portrayal of marijuana use in the media can affect how a teenager decides whether to smoke marijuana or not. Parents play an extremely important role in educating their children about the associated risks of using drugs. In the majority of the…

Keep Calm and Carry On: The Importance of Calm Parenting 150 150 se_admin

Keep Calm and Carry On: The Importance of Calm Parenting

When your daughter is screaming at you about some minor chore you asked her to do, you might feel like screaming back at her and possibly breaking some objects. But you shouldn’t do that. Calm parenting is the way to go. Speaking to your teen in a soft, but firm voice does so much more…

The Dark Passenger: Symptoms of Depression in Teens 150 150 se_admin

The Dark Passenger: Symptoms of Depression in Teens

Teen depression comes with many faces. The picture you might have of a sad, unkempt teen alone in a dark room playing loud screamo music is not what depression usually looks like. In fact, teen depression may take the face of a peppy cheerleader or a hard working bookworm. Because of this, it’s important to…

Things Fall Apart: How to help your teen dealing with loss 150 150 se_admin

Things Fall Apart: How to help your teen dealing with loss

When a loved one dies, it may feel like the world is falling apart. This is true for all people, but especially true for teens. Teens are already dealing with so much emotional and physical growth and distress, dealing with loss can be extremely harmful to their development. Teens dealing with loss need all the…

A dangerous sadness: Symptoms of teen depression 150 150 se_admin

A dangerous sadness: Symptoms of teen depression

When teens lock themselves away in their rooms, it can be hard to tell if they’re just expressing teen angst or something far more serious. When it is something serious, it’s important to take immediate action. Teen depression occurs in about 20 percent of the teen population before they become adults. Knowing the signs and…

Healers who neigh: The benefits of equine therapy 150 150 se_admin

Healers who neigh: The benefits of equine therapy

Furry friends are always good to have around. Not only can they comfort you when you’re down, they can also help you work through emotional and behavioral issues. The healing benefits of horses are well documented and are a great way to help struggling teens. Benefits of equine therapy Equine therapy, can help teen girls…

A Silent Distraction: Cell Phone Addiction in Teens 150 150 se_admin

A Silent Distraction: Cell Phone Addiction in Teens

Cell phones and teens go together like peanut butter and jelly. Cell phone addiction in teens, however, has been steadily increasing ever since the cell phone became a widespread device. Getting your teen off their cell phone and into the real world might seem like a difficult task. However, there are ways of reducing their…

Suicidal Ideation is Still a Big Issue for Teenagers 150 150 se_admin

Suicidal Ideation is Still a Big Issue for Teenagers

According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 to 24. Along with this, in a survey of teens in grades 9 to 12, 16 percent reported “seriously considering suicide.” That’s four out of every 25 teens that you know. Out of the number of teens…

Is Teen Body Image Affecting Her Wellbeing? 6 Tips to Help Your Teen 150 150 se_admin

Is Teen Body Image Affecting Her Wellbeing? 6 Tips to Help Your Teen

Teen body image can make or break your teen’s self esteem. As young teens enter high school and experience judgment and criticism from their peers, their body image can be completely crushed. Being a teen is tough enough, but if you add in changing bodies and emotions, sometimes it can seem unbearable. That’s why it’s…

Depression and Anxiety: Physical Activity Can Help 150 150 se_admin

Depression and Anxiety: Physical Activity Can Help

Has your 14 to 18-year-old teen daughter experienced changes in appetite, stress level, sleep, overall mood, level of energy or academic performance? Does she seem more withdrawn and worried than normal, or to have lost interest in things and activities she once enjoyed? If so, your daughter might be experiencing depression and anxiety. It’s time to learn…