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Help! My Daughter is Depressed 960 637 se_admin

Help! My Daughter is Depressed

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 overwhelming. Depression among teens is not a new phenomenon. It is more common now than ever. If…

Social Media Gone South: Parenting in the Internet Age 150 150 se_admin

Social Media Gone South: Parenting in the Internet Age

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 prosecution can be the consequence of a youthful mistake. It’s important to know that kids are still…

PTSD Awareness in Teens: Why Is It Important? 150 150 se_admin

PTSD Awareness in Teens: Why Is It Important?

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 know why. Because the topic is simply not talked about enough. Teens are living in their most…

Out Of Control: Tips for Toning Down Your Teenage Daughter’s Impulsive Behavior 960 640 se_admin

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

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 exhausting. The madness stops here! Tips for Controlling Impulsive Behaviors We have six tips for controlling your…

Logged In: How Does Smartphone Addiction in Teens Begin? 5472 3648 se_admin

Logged In: How Does Smartphone Addiction in Teens Begin?

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 are often buried in them for hours every day, getting news, playing games, texting, and keeping up…

emotional issues in teens
Problems Between Parents Linked to Emotional Issues in Teens 1280 853 se_admin

Problems Between Parents Linked to Emotional Issues in Teens

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 children–and it’s not a good one. Consequently, recent studies have been showing that parental conflict can be…

healthy teen relationships
6 Tips for Talking With Your Teen About Healthy Relationships 3264 2448 se_admin

6 Tips for Talking With Your Teen About Healthy Relationships

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 the matter, however, is that the conversation that nobody wishes to have with their teen is a…

trauma in teen girls
Is Your Daughter Struggling with PTSD? 5 Ways You Can Help 640 426 se_admin

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

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 of girls have been estimated to suffer from some form of trauma; and of that group, 3-15…

social media and depression
Don’t Let Social Media Get Your Daughter Down: Social Media and Depression in Teens 640 426 se_admin

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

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 depressive episode in 2014 were female. It may come as less of a surprise that social media…

teen mindfulness program
Breathe In, Breathe Out: How Mindfulness Helps Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety 640 426 se_admin

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

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 days; the challenging, sometimes stifling demands of peer pressure and academic performance placing undue stress on their…