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Stress in Teens

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Stress in teens can do quite a bit of harm to your body and your emotional health. Work on keeping your stress levels low. One way of keeping your stress levels down is by taking care of business. Don’t let things pile up.” I was Mentoring a 14-year-old the other day and the main topic was the stress she had last year, due to her bad grades.  When we got to the root of the problem, it was because she would leave her homework to the last minute and then the anxiety was so bad at that point, that she couldn’t even complete...

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Teen Issues and Boundaries: How Parents can Help

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

No matter how well behaved your child might be, it’s safe to say that he or she is suffering from some typical teen issues. We can’t expect our kids to understand appropriate behavior on their own. Their brains are still developing, and they haven’t yet had enough life experiences to demonstrate the importance of healthy boundaries. It’s up to us to teach our kids how to behave appropriately by praising positive behavior and putting a stop to negative behavior. What are Some Ways that Teens Test Their Boundaries? As you probably already know,...

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Strong Teen Self Esteem: What Does it Look Like?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Self Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teen self esteem is a hot topic in parenting circles, and much of the discussion usually revolves around teens having a low opinion of themselves. However, what about the teens who do have great self esteem? They may be rare, but they do exist, and they can provide a great example for other kids. What Does Great Teen Self Esteem Look Like? Teens with high self esteem are easy to recognize if you know what to look for. 1. They aren’t Afraid to Make Eye Contact The ability to maintain eye contact is a sign that a teen believes in his or...

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Teen Pregnancy Facts: Start a Discussion Today

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you up to date on the latest teen pregnancy facts? Actually looking at the statistics can be scary, but you’ll do a better job discussing safe sex with your teens if you’re aware of the truth. 1. How Many Teens are Actually Getting Pregnant? Statistics show that almost 750,000 teens get pregnant in America each year. That amounts to three out of every 10 girls, one of the highest rates out of any country in the western world. Between 1991 and 2005, the rate of teen pregnancies went down a bit, but according to a 2007 CDC report, it has...

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Understanding Teen Depression

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Understanding Teenage Depression Why is your teen pulling away? It is a question many parents ask me.  I can totally understand their concerns because there are many reasons why your teen could be pulling away, one being the normal process of separation, the rest being possible drug use, or teenage depression or just working through their own stuff. If it is drugs, usually other things are going on in their lives as well.  Signs to look for are declining interest in activities your teen use to enjoyed, declining school grades, and radical...

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Is Your Daughter in an Abusive Relationship?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Bullying, Health, parenting, Relationships, Safety, Self Development, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

As parents, we do everything we can to protect our teens from the bad things in life. We teach them the importance of doing well in school and staying away from drugs. We teach about the dangers of casual or unprotected sex. We do our best to teach them to drive, manage money, eat healthfully and feel good about themselves.   Unfortunately, all that we teach often goes right out the window once they fall in love for the first time. Are Romantic Relationships Healthy for Teens? It’s been said that love blinds people. It creates...

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Instagram: A Dangerous Place for Teens?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Self Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Instagram for Teens Chances are, you know about Instagram because your teen is already on it. If you aren’t aware, this social-media site allows users to upload and edit pictures directly from their phone or tablet, making it easy to share images from their lives in a flash. While sharing pictures isn’t always a bad thing, it reduces social-media interaction to its most damaging elements: posting pictures and hoping to receive likes. Studies have shown that the self-esteem of many young women is strongly based on receiving positive attention...

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Miss Teen USA Sextortion: Is Your Child Being Watched on Webcam?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Internet, media, parenting, Safety, Sexuality, Social, Technology, Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Parents often fear for the safety of their children when it comes to the Internet, and it seems like every day we learn of a new horror that we must try to protect them from. On top of the already existing danger presented by sexual predators, bullies and identity thieves, we now have to worry about hackers changing the settings on our computers and using our own webcams against us. This is something that Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf unfortunately learned about the hard way. A Terrifying Realization Life was going great for Cassidy until she...

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Kindness must be Taught: Why the Next Generation Needs our Help

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Bullying, parenting, Relationships, Teen issues | 0 comments

Teaching Kindness It’s a well-known fact that bullying is a major problem for teens, and the latest statistics show that things aren’t improving. A study by Ditch the Label, a British anti-bullying group, showed that up to 20 percent of young people are dealing with bullying every day. The same study found that most teens suffer extreme damage to their self-esteem, social activities and grades as a result of this harassment. We wouldn’t expect our children to know algebra or history without being taught, so how can we expect them to...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy New Year Everyone, what an amazing year it has been for growth for myself and for my clients.  When I look back on 2014 it seems as though everything has been in hyper-drive. We live in a world where stimulation runs rampant.  The day to day stuff can absorb us and leave us feeling disconnected and totally alone, if we let it. It is so important to take many moments throughout the day to pause, reflect and connect with ourself and our higher power.  It is very hard to be in the present moment in life and show up for ourselves and...

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