Dangers of Teens Binge Drinking

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The fact that many teens abuse alcohol is not a new development. This age group has always pushed boundaries and experimented with substances. Still, how do parents inform their kids of the dangers of teen binge drinking? Few teens are aware…
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How Does Social Media Affect Teens

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Teens attached to their smartphones and social media is a ubiquitous sight in the era of modern technology. As much as parents would love to prevent their teens from spending so much time on their social media feeds, it is an uphill battle.…
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Have a Troubled Teen? Think Twice Before Considering a Boot Camp

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Before signing your teen up, learn about the drawbacks of teen boot camps. Most of us can recall the news stories about abusive, militant boot camps for teens a decade or two back. The kids were routinely punished while living in awful conditions,…
How to Know If My Teen Needs Therapy

How to Know if My Teen Needs Therapy

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Maybe he is just acting out and whatever is bothering him will soon pass. Maybe she is so depressed because her boyfriend broke up with her last week. Parents often ponder, “How to know if my teen needs therapy” because they are worried…
How to Deal with Teenage Angst

How to Deal with Teenage Angst

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How Do You Deal With Teenage Angst? 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…
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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 teenage 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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Effects of Violent Video Games on Teens 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,…
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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…