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How To Help Your Teen Handle a Breakup

Everyone wants to find love. There is nothing more human than wanting to love and be loved. Teenagers are experiencing this for the very first time, and it can be intense and passionate. The emotions involved are real and often extreme, and teen relationships are often marked by plenty of ups, downs, and intensity. It […]

Why Your Teen Still Needs You to Be a Parent

It’s hard enough being a teen these days, without any added problems or pressures.  But when teens’ parents are never around, things can get really tough.  While many teens might think that having total freedom and no parents to boss them around and nag them would be a dream come true, the reality is that […]

Helping Tweens and Teens Build Tolerance

What do I say to my kids when they seem consumed with worry and despair for their futures and when tragedy cuts down innocent lives? When leaders demonstrate behaviors that I work hard to steer my children away from and demonstrate intolerance where I want to teach them tolerance? And in their day-to-day lives when […]

What Parents Need to Know About Teen Suicide Trends

It’s not just your imagination.  Teen suicide rates are rising at alarming rates.  The suicide rate for white children and teens between 10 and 17 was up 70% between 2006 and 2016, the latest data analysis available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although black children and teens kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was […]

What Depression Really Looks Like

Depression. It’s a word we hear a lot about. Teens facing depression, Postpartum Depression, Major Depression, and more, have become common issues that we hear about and talk about regularly. And we all have an image in our minds of what depression looks like. We imagine crying and laying in bed all day, unable to […]
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