isolation in teens during the coronavirus

Help for Feelings of Isolation in Teens During the Coronavirus with These 5 Tips

Teens were already feeling lonely before we even had to lockdown in our homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teen rates of anxiety and depression had been steadily climbing for years, and a major driver of these mental health conditions was loneliness. Social media and text messaging has overtaken face-to-face communication, an insufficient replacement for […]

anger coping skills for teens

6 Anger Coping Skills for Teens

Teen Depression Rehab

Teen Depression Rehab Services

Signs of Heroin Abuse in Teens

Signs of Heroin Abuse in Teens

One of the most troubling statistics about the resurgence of heroin abuse in recent years is the rise in teens who dabble in prescription opioids and then find themselves using heroin when the cost of the opioid becomes untenable. According to information provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the greatest increase in heroin […]

teenage loneliness

Teenage Loneliness and Social Isolation

A teen’s social world is everything to them. Who they hang out with, the kids they relate to, and the extracurricular activities they participate in all help the teenager to define a sense of self. Most teens are very sensitive to the FOMO possibility, or the fear of missing out, and will feel badly if […]

adolescent compulsive lying

What Parents Can Do About Adolescent Compulsive Lying

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Teen Refuses to Go to School

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 is mandatory in all 50 states, including the alternative options for educating the […]

teens and alcohol

What to Do When you Find Alcohol in your Teen’s Room

So, you are putting away your teen’s laundry when you happen upon their stash of vodka hidden in the sock drawer. Stumbling onto a teenager’s hidden alcohol can be an extremely distressing event for a parent. Feelings of fear and shock are common reactions for parents in this dreaded situation. No matter how aware you […]

How to Help a Teenager With Low Self Esteem

How to Help a Teenager With Low Self Esteem

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. Our self-esteem is essential to how we present ourselves to the […]

mental illness in teens

Does My Teenager Have a Mental Illness?

Parents will go to great lengths to give their kids the best childhood experience they can. They make sacrifices to ensure their child is able to go to the best schools available or to live in a safe neighborhood. They cook nutritious meals and limit the child’s exposure to technology. They enroll the child in […]