Is Your Teenager Taking on Too Much?

Full Schedules for Teens Having a child that thrives in many different areas is probably one of your dreams as a parent. Activities are great for kids. They help teach discipline, responsibility, teamwork and conflict resolution. School sports help kids get exercise, and all after-school activities and clubs look great on college applications. Plus, when you consider the trouble that kids can get into these days, you might be relieved to see that your child’s jam-packed schedule doesn’t leave him or her a lot of free time to get...

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The Facts About Teenage Depression

Teenage Depression Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people in the United States. This is disturbing, especially when you consider how many of us have a teenage son or daughter that is suffering from depression. Depression is common, but there is a surprising amount of stigma surrounding it. Many young people attempt to hide their dark feelings or cover them up with drugs and alcohol. Some schools are beginning to put together depression support groups, but the progress is slow. If we want to help our children with...

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Three Reasons Schools Should Teach Teens to Have Higher Self-Esteem

Teaching Self-Esteem Your children learn a lot in school, from mathematics to the history of their homeland. Academics are very valuable, but there is one important issue that seems to go completely ignored in our schools: teaching kids how to develop their self-esteem. Self-esteem is cultivated in a number of ways. It comes from having a strong, loving family and a healthy network of friends. It comes from doing well in school and accomplishing all of the required classwork. It comes from being taught healthy boundaries and maintaining a...

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Selfies: Popular and Possibly Unhealthy

Teen Obsession on Selfies The term “selfie” has become so popular that it was recently added to the Oxford English dictionary and even deemed “Word of the Year” in 2013. If your teenagers are like most others, you probably see them taking selfies every day, and you might be wondering what sort of effect this is having on their self-esteem. Why Are Teens so Obsessed With Selfies? There are many factors that make selfies popular in the teen world. For one, teens naturally crave attention, and the reaction they receive from others goes far in...

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Dating Violence in America

About Dating Violence These stats providing by Crime Wire written by Jessica Ruane regarding dating violence is staggering. I mentor a few girls in their 20’s who have been or are in abusive relationships.  The core issues these girls are having to overcome are huge. For these girls to get out or stay out of these relationships means they have to become empowered through shifting old limiting beliefs like: I have no power around men No one will ever love me as much as him I’m not good enough Being alone is terrible I have no...

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Tips on Setting Boundaries With Your Teen

Setting Teen Boundaries Children are not born knowing how to live a healthy and happy life. All of the required life skills must be taught to them by their parents. For this reason, it’s important that you start setting boundaries for your children from a young age. If you start young, it will be easier to discipline your children once they reach their teenage years. Why Boundaries are Necessary Teens are capable of getting themselves into a lot of trouble, so firm boundaries and consequences are more crucial at this age than ever. Most...

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