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Residential Mental Health Programs for Troubled Teens

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Parenting a troubled teen is a challenge no one would ever ask for. Surely, the typical teen presents plenty of challenges to his or her parents, that’s a given. But when a teen’s behavior becomes so disruptive that it impacts the entire…
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Depression Test for Teens

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Depression Test For Teens As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about in 2020, early data now reveals mounting teen mental health concerns. Teen depression was on the rise before Covid-19 hit. Now with increased teen depression rates…
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Residential Therapeutic Boarding Schools in California

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When behavior problems or mental health issues interfere with a teen’s academic progress they may benefit from a residential therapeutic boarding school. These are specialized programs that help adolescents better manage their emotional challenges…
How to Help a Teenager With Low Self Esteem

How to Help a Teenager With Low Self Esteem

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As adults, we have enough miles on our tires to realize the importance of having a healthy self-esteem. We know that to succeed in our careers, or any endeavor we care about, we need a positive sense of self-worth that will fuel our efforts.…
Teen Internet Addiction

Teen Internet Addiction Treatment

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Anything done to excess can develop into an addiction. Behavioral addictions, such as gambling, shopping, video gaming, and pornography, can hold just as powerful a grip on the victims as drugs or alcohol. Smartphone or Internet addiction is…
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Severe Mood Swings and Mood Disorders in Teenagers (Girls and Boys)

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Parents can be flabbergasted when their once happy-go-lucky child morphs into a teenager who is suddenly riddled with extreme moodiness. The mood swings seem to appear out of nowhere, leaving parents at a loss as to how to manage this new version…
Violent Video Games Effects on Teens

Violent Video Games Effects on Teens

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In the wake of a spate of new mass shootings, our nation is mystified as to why these (mostly) young male shooters are triggered to inflict such carnage on humanity. Discussion centers around mental illness, political motivations, and the availability…
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan for Teens (ODD Teenager)

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When Does Teenage Disobedience Become ODD? Oppositional defiant disorder is teen behavior problem. ODD is quite a common mental health disorder in children and teens. The patterns of ODD are often seen in early childhood first. Even kids as…
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Teens at Home During the Coronavirus Lockdown

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As difficult as the stay-at-home orders have been for adults to handle, imagine how awful it has been for teens. Adults, at least, have maturity on their side. Adults have learned over the years how to manage adversity or overcome life’s…
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6 Anger Coping Skills for Teens

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How Do You Help a Teenager With Anger Issues? Slammed doors and angry outbursts may just be run of the mill teenage behavior. The teen years are rife with strong moods and feelings as it is. Teens are in the process of changing from being a…