You have probably heard the term “cutting” and likely have some misperceptions about it. Most of us cannot fathom that someone would willingly cause pain and harm to their own body. What is cutting and why do teens do it? The type of cutting we are talking about here is when someone, usually a teen, […]
Kids who “turn to drugs,” as the phrase goes, don’t do it to be delinquent or even to experience the high or buzz. The first time is more social or experimental. And once kids are past the first time, the second time is easy. That’s why using is such a risky business.
Are you trying to lose weight? Do you think “fat free” foods or dieting will work? Nutritionist for the hit weight loss show “The Biggest Loser, Cheryl Forberg, shares the truth about dieting and fat-free foods.
Do you wish your teenager would open up about who they are dating? Do you find it uncomfortable to talk to your teenager about sex? Parenting Coach Katie Malinksi LCSW shares how parents can have a comfortable, strong relationship with their teenager - and get them to talk about dating and sex.
In the summer of 2009 my daughter joined the YMCA co-ed soccer league. One of her teammates was a boy named Hayden. Hayden’s mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles all gathered every Saturday morning, decked out in burnt orange, to cheer Hayden on. But Hayden hated soccer.
The foods you eat will contribute more (or less) to your mental health, job performance, energy, disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stress, sleep, behavior in kids, academic performance, self-esteem and overall happiness than any other aspect of your life.
Body image is an important topic that many teenage girls (and boys) struggle with.