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Boot Camp for Troubled Teens

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Can boot camp help troubled teens get back on track? Most of us recall the horror stories about militant boot camps for teens back in the 90s. The kids were abused and punished while living in awful conditions, all in the name of building character.…
How to Deal with Teenage Angst

How to Deal with Teenage Angst

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Parents, learn some tips for coping with your teenager’s angst. Just when a parent thinks they have seen it all, their teen has the meltdown to beat all others. Teenage angst is that intense emotional state that is well known among parents.…
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What Are Teenage Runaway Laws?

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Almost 9% of teens in the U.S. run away from home each year. Learn about California runaway laws. Parents that are raising teens know all about the drama that comes with this chapter of childhood. While finding their way toward adulthood,…
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What Parents Can Do About Adolescent Compulsive Lying

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Why Do Teens Engage in Chronic Lying? Let’s face it: human beings are prone to fibs and little white lies. Some are even blatant liars. Lying is just one of many human flaws that we struggle with. Adolescent compulsive lying is no different. But…
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Conduct Disorder in Teens

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Conduct disorder in teens is a highly disruptive mental health condition that can significantly interfere with relationships, the school experience, and connection to community. Featuring a pattern of behaviors that involve aggression, bullying,…
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…
anger coping skills for teens

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…
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Why the Cinnamon Challenge Is Dangerous

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Ahh, the perennial allure of the dare.  Kids and teens have always been known to lay down the gauntlet with a dare, or even a double-dog dare, as part and parcel of the childhood experience.  This silly practice of taunting another to go through…
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Teen Refuses to Go to School

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School attendance can become a huge flashpoint between and parent and their teen when he or she simply refuses to go to school. All parents are aware that children must attend a around 175 school days during the school year. School attendance…
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Conduct Disorder Treatment for Teens

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A teen that exhibits disruptive, aggressive, or defiant behavior is bound to become persona non grata in the school and social settings. These teens have a propensity to picking fights with others and to disregard social norms, making them unpleasant…