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…
should you drug test your teenager

Should You Drug Test Your Teenager?

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Raising teenagers is not for the faint of heart. It is rife with so many challenges, that it might be tempting to take advantage of any tool that might alleviate a source of worry or stress. So when it comes to monitoring your teen for potential…
conduct disorder

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,…
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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…
teens and alcohol

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

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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…
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…
adolescent compulsive lying

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…
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…
Teen Treatment Center California

Teen Treatment Center California Heals and Empowers Adolescents in Distress

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It could be that your teenager was always unique and challenging, a handful so to speak. On the contrary, your teen may have only recently begun exhibiting outward signs of internal turmoil. Regardless of how long a history your adolescent has…
what teenagers need during a pandemic

What Teenagers Need During a Pandemic

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When most of us think about the coronavirus pandemic we are considering its effects from an adult frame of mind. We worry about the practical issues like having enough food in the pantry or toilet paper in the house to get us through the crisis.…