Moving On-Teenage Self Esteem

I was so impressed with this teen regarding letting go of friends that no longer had the same interests as her. Instead of conforming and going along with the crowd because she was afraid of not having any friends, she stayed in her truth about who she was. I wish all girls could see their value and not change who they are because they are ultimately afraid of being alone or not fitting in. Enjoy this article from an empowered teen. Moving On by Chloe Hiller I have known most of my friends since 2nd grade but we didn’t get close until...

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Teenage Issues: Tips for Dealing with Jealousy

Jealousy isn’t a teen issues only. Many adults feel jealous as well. Jealousy is common in teenage social circles. Not only do teens fight over shared romantic interests, but they also cut each other down and often cruelly reject those they feel threatened by. Immaturity makes these teenage issues quite common, but parents can do a lot to make the problem better. 1. Fuel Passion and Help Develop Interests There are people in this world who rarely feel jealous of others. They are simply too busy working on their passions. When people...

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Advice for Teen Moms

No parent wants their daughter to be a mom when she is in her teens, but when she is, here is some advice for Teen Moms. It can’t be denied that teen moms have a burden that most people can’t understand. Not only do they face all of the typical challenges of motherhood, but they also have to tackle them with an immature mind. Becoming a mother before you have the chance to be an adult yourself is certainly far from ideal, but many teen moms do rise to the occasion. 1. Be Strong and Face the Challenge Head On When you first discover you are...

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How to Prevent Teen Suicide

It’s important to know the signs of teen suicide! It’s estimated that for every teen suicide you hear about, there’s an average of 25 attempts that were not successful. Up to 12 teens a day sadly do succeed in ending their lives. These statistics are terrifying to parents, many of whom have no idea how to talk to their kids in general, let alone discuss something as serious as suicide. Parents can, however, learn how to keep a watchful eye on their kids and educate themselves on the signs of suicide. Watching for the Quiet Danger...

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When Teens Date Adults: Do You Know the Age of Consent in Your State?

Minor teen issues are one thing. However, there are certain circumstances when we parents feel we must intervene. If your teen has begun dating a much-older person, you have a legitimate reason to be concerned. It’s likely that they’re being taken advantage of, but if your teen is in love, they probably won’t see it. Why Teenagers Choose Older Partners It’s not difficult to understand why a younger person would want to date an older, established adult. A person in their twenties or thirties is likely to have a job and therefore much more...

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Teenage Issues With Drugs: Major Warning Signs

When it comes to teenage issues, drug abuse is one of the biggest concerns for parents. Drug abuse and addiction are very real problems for a number of teens, and unless you know what you’re looking for, you could easy shrug off the warning signs. 1. Major Changes in Appetite If you’ve noticed a big change in the way your teen eats, something could be going on. Most parents are familiar with marijuana-induced munchies, but certain drugs, such as the amphetamines, can also cause a startling decrease in appetite. Binging, skipping meals or...

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