Teen STD’s

Teen Issues with Sex: Discussing the Dangers Most parents probably wish that teen issues with sex were uncommon, but that isn’t the case. Statistics show that people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for 50 percent of all new STD infections. Up to 46 percent of American high schoolers have had sexual intercourse. This means that if you’re not giving your teens the facts about sex, you should be. Decide Your Stance There’s no one right answer when it comes to educating your kids on sex. Your views, religious beliefs, and relationship...

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Teen Addiction

Teen Addictions: Keeping a Watchful Eye Teenage drug use is a major concern for parents. Research has shown that the earlier someone begins using drugs, the greater the likelihood that they’ll develop long-term addiction. Teens are struggling with all varieties of drug use, from abusing cannabis to getting hooked on opioid drugs. However, drugs aren’t the only concern, and when you think about the above statement in reference to phones, the internet, and social media, it becomes even more frightening. Generation Z, which follows the...

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Teaching Teens to be Okay with Feeling

How to Teach Teens it’s Okay to Feel As a society, one of our biggest issues is that we are cut off from our own emotions. We’re taught that sadness is bad, and happiness is good. The rising use of antidepressant medications says it all. While these medications do have legitimate uses, many doctors are far too quick to prescribe them to anyone who is going through a tough time. They’re too quick to offer pills instead of suggesting therapy, exercise, meditation, or other holistic options. We teach our kids not to use drugs to...

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Is Euphoria Doing Harm to Teens?

Should You Let Your Teens Watch Euphoria? If you’re a parent who has seen HBO’s new show Euphoria, you might’ve felt a bit disturbed afterward. The show, which stars Zendaya and depicts the struggles of a group of teens as they explore drugs and sex, is said to be based off some of the creator’s real-life experiences as a teen. Is this show a realistic depiction of what life is like for teens today, or is it an exaggeration? Real Life versus Your Life: The Truth is Highly Subjective Some parents are upset that shows like Euphoria exist. After...

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10 Most Common Teen Issues

The Most Common Teen Issues and How to Get Help Teen issues are perhaps one of the scariest aspects of raising kids. As parents, it’s wise to be aware of the common problems teens deal with and how to spot the signs that your child might be struggling. The Most Common Teen Issues are: Depression, anxiety, and other mental-health problems Bullying Body image and self-esteem Substance abuse and addiction Underage sex Stress from feeling pressured and overwhelmed Rebellious and defiant behavior Watching for Teen Anxiety and Other Issues You know...

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