Bullying: An Issue That Can’t be Ignored

Teen Bullying Bullying is an issue that is very close to my heart. Beginning at age 12, I was verbally and physically bullied by the other kids in my school. This led to constant feelings of fear and worthlessness, which really messed up my life until I decided, at age 15, that enough was enough. After a girl accused me of purposefully running into her, I decided to stand up for myself and fight back. I yelled at the girl, and she actually apologized to me. Unfortunately, some kids aren’t strong enough to fight back. After many years of...

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The Physical, Emotional and Social Consequences for Teens With Serious Acne

Teens With Serious Acne Many people consider acne to be a simple rite of passage that most teenagers endure and later grow out of. However, in recent years, doctors are beginning to take acne more seriously, especially severe cases that cause physical pain, leave scarring and may continue into adulthood. A minor pimple is to be expected here and there, but if you notice your teen developing acne that consists of red and inflamed cysts or nodules, it’s important to treat it like the legitimate medical problem that it is. The Differences...

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“Unconditionally” by Katy Perry

Empowerment Song One of the gals I mentor told me that she has been listening to this song Unconditionally by Katy Perry every morning  and feeling so amazing. She said that it makes her feel so close to herself and source and care about the world and the people in it. She said that everyone should listen to this song and really check in with how they feel. Check it out! I too love it. Debra Beck Would you like to improve your relationship with your teen? Sign up and talk to me for FREE Click Here To...

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Why is my Teen pulling away?

Understanding Teen 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, 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 mood swings that...

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Improving Teen Confidence: Four Scary Dangers of Low Self-Esteem

Teen Self-Esteem and Confidence Strong self-esteem is a highly coveted trait. We all recognize someone who has it, whether it be something about the way they walk, a sense of strength in their voice or their ability to maintain eye contact. However, these days, most of us don’t have a good sense of self-esteem, and for a lot of us, that lacking sense of self-worth began during our teenage years. Teenage girls with low self-esteem go on to become grown women with low self-esteem, which can lead to failures at jobs, attracting negative...

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Five Tips to Help Keep Teenage Stress at a Minimum

Understanding Teen Stress Life is stressful at any age, but it can be especially hard on teenagers. Not only does schoolwork become significantly more challenging after entering high school, but teens are also experiencing massive physical and hormonal changes that can affect their bodies and minds. During this turbulent time of development, it’s important to help your daughter keep her stress levels down. 1. Help Set Priorities Falling behind on schoolwork is one major source of teenage stress. Help your daughter avoid this by teaching...

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