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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 Does she seem more withdrawn and worried than normal, or to have lost interest in things and activities she once enjoyed?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…

Teenage Mood Swings: Why Do They Happen? 150 150 se_admin

Teenage Mood Swings: Why Do They Happen?

The door slamming, the angst, the rebellion; if you’re the parent of a teenager, you’re probably familiar with these things. Adolescents are notorious for their ridiculous teenage mood swings, but is it their fault? Are teenagers supposed to have drastic changes in temper and act impulsively? The answer is yes, within reason. What causes teenage…

Laura scores on her own goal: Recovering from Trauma 150 150 se_admin

Laura scores on her own goal: Recovering from Trauma

Recovering from trauma can be a long journey. For some who have experienced trauma, all it takes is becoming exposed to the situation that caused the trauma in the first place. Laura Bassett, a player for the English FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer team, scored on her own goal during overtime in one of the…

The Media is Driving Eating Disorders in Teens 150 150 se_admin

The Media is Driving Eating Disorders in Teens

Us and our children are constantly exposed to what the “perfect body” is supposed to look like. It’s on the tv shows we watch, the billboards we see while driving, the magazines we read. The media gives young girls the idea of what “pretty” means. This usually portrays one body type that is highly unrealistic for…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 150 150 se_admin

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stress is defined as an automatic physical and mental response to a situation that is perceived as dangerous or threatening to personal comfort. The natural defense of the body is a stress response where the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” mode is activated. This releases hormones that keep the body alert in order to react quickly, this can be…

7 Tips to Help Struggling Teens se_admin

7 Tips to Help Struggling Teens

When your child reaches her teen years, she’s probably going to start drifting away from you. This can leave you with hurt or rejected feelings, creating stress because there is a constant battle of wills. As your teen asserts her independence over friends, clothes, music, curfew and other issues, she’s expressing her desire to become…

Trauma In Teens: Life Crippling If Not Treated se_admin

Trauma In Teens: Life Crippling If Not Treated

In a recent article by LA Times, researchers in a large study found that one in four children, ages six to 17, in the U.S. have experienced some violent act as either a victim or witness. It was also projected that one in 33 have been direct victims of gun or knife violence. It was found in the…