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  Teens everywhere have proven to be suffering from severe electronic addictions. We’ve all had it happen. We say something to the teen whose head is buried in their phone, or tablet, or video game, and they are not even aware that we spoke their name. Adolescents, in general, are not keen on listening when their parents speak, but adding in a very-distracting (and far more entertaining) electronic source never helps m...

  Teen sex and teen pregnancy are two of the most uncomfortable topics for a parent to talk to their teen about. While there are, undoubtedly, some parents who simply avoid the subject, other parents may go too far. As awkward as it may be, every parent needs to know the answer to the following question: How do I talk to my teen about sex?  Seize the moment.  Determining how to start the conversation is frequently one...

  When you think about sending your teenage girl off to college, the first thing that usually comes to mind is ensuring they get the proper high school education. Preparing for college begins the second they begin their freshman year, so planning out their courses to achieve the optimal level of academic excellence is usually the focus.  What many parents miss, however, is that part of the process of ensuring your teen girl...

  Connecting with one’s peers on social media and other media platforms has become a critical component in the establishment of teen identity. However, just as teen addiction problems happen with other “feel good,” reward-based activities or actions (substance abuse, for instance), it’s just as easy for Internet addiction to occur. Almost like drug or alcohol addiction, teens get a kind of high from using ...

The effects of teasing and bullying can be devastating to a teen and adversely affect his or her teen identity. Teens could have feelings of anger, depression, confusion, humiliation, hurt and could even become suicidal or in need of therapy. No form of bullying should ever be tolerated and, if you’re a parent who has been asking yourself repeatedly “How can I get my teen help?” here are a few facts and tips on how yo...

For decades, teenagers have found ways to express their uniqueness, rebellion, and angst. While no certain expression can be attributed to only one time, there are definitely memorable concepts. The 60s were a time of “free love,” going against the norm, and outsider “unity.” The 70s continued the drug trend, pushing it into more experimentation, while the 80s and 90s saw more protests and—of course—...

  The emotionally and hormonally charged teenage years are ripe with mood swings and mild dramatic events that often seem larger than life.  While there are many highs and lows that accompany normal teen anxiety, there are a number of under-diagnosed teens that are falling through the cracks: victims of oversight who ultimately end up deep in the throes of depression and become prime candidates for teen suicide. As a true me...

  Is your troubled teen in need of treatment? While mental health problems may range greatly in troubled teens, the one thing that is constant is that they need help. Whether it’s social anxiety that’s plaguing them, or whether they’re suffering from depression or some type of addiction, therapy and counseling is a must. The only problem is, how do you know if you’re getting them the right kind of treatmen...

  Teen girls and “selfies” go hand in hand. It’s probably just as prevalent in younger adult women; however, there is a big difference in teens and adults in their ability to make good decisions. So, while modern technology may be awesome in many ways, it also continues to propel social media to the forefront – and it’s that same social media that can wreak have on a teen girl’s self-esteem and...