Is Your Teen Running the Show?

What it’s like to have your teen running the show? Out of control teens are a major problem, but most parents don’t have anyone to blame but themselves. Being your teens friend sounds like a good idea in theory, but being a friend and being a disciplinary figure are mutually exclusive things. Teen issues arise when the kids begin to lose respect for their parents, and it’s easier to avoid that scenario than fix it once it’s already occurred. A Parent’s Role: Setting Appropriate Boundaries Teen issues can be hard to deal with, so it’s no...

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Transgender Youth and the Risks

Supporting Transgender Teens Being transgender can be very confusing, and parents who love a transgender teen are often just as confused about how to provide support. Transgender Teens: A Greater Risk According to a recent Harvard study, transgender teens are at a greater risk for depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and self-harm than their cisgender peers. It’s hard to be different and even harder to be different in a way that the many people still don’t understand. Some transgender teens become victims of bullying. Others stay lost in...

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Body Issue with Teen Girls

This issue about body image is always up for teens I talk to and for myself.  It seems like it is one of the toughest issues to overcome.  Even when I am talking with grown women, it comes up.  I just wanted to post this video for you to watch and the stats regarding body image, it’s amazing. The more secure we become with who we are, the more comfortable we will be with our bodies.  The more we will appreciate ourselves for who we are.  Here are 10 tips for loving your body: 1.  Appreciate your body for what it does for you. Just your...

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Body Image and Eating Disorders: The Individual Approach

Most of us look back on the first ten years of life and recall happy memories. We played outside, we enjoyed our hobbies, and for those few precious years, we experienced the freedom from worrying about the way that we looked. When did young kids become plagued with the same worries over body image as adults?   Body Image: How Worried are Our Kids? According to research from the University College London Institute of Child Health, kids are more worried about body image than ever. The study followed 6,000 kids from the age of eight...

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Sexting Is Such A Teen Issue

Sexting, sending nude photos of yourself to someone through your cell phone.  What are teens thinking…or are they? It seems with all of this great new technology comes a big responsibility to the parents to educate their teens on what the dangers might be.  It’s not all fun and games. These are photos that you can’t take back, once they leave your phone and go to another persons phone, they can do what they want with them. Here is another video from the Today Show regarding this topic. It seems so harmless and fun for teens,...

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Fight Teenage Issues by Building Quality Self-esteem

Do you ever find yourself looking at a celebrity and thinking that you wish you looked that good? Does Reese Witherspoon’s perfect skin or Angelina Jolie’s ultra-slim figure leave you feeling bad about your flaws? If so, imagine how your teenage daughter might feel when comparing herself to the many perfect-looking images found on social media today. Negative body image is one of the most challenging teenage issues. There are few people who escape the negative consequences of the unrealistic body image being perpetuated by the mainstream...

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