How to Calm Down an Angry Teenager

How to Calm Down an Angry Teenager

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Learn how to diffuse anger when your teen explodes. Anyone living with a teen has seen an angry outburst up close. They may stomp up the stairs and slam the door while yelling at the top of their lungs. These outbursts are not foreign to 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 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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Help For Teens Who Experience School Anxiety

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School can be a source of great anxiety for teens The teen years are a stressful chapter of life, hands down. Kids in this age group are on the way to adulthood, feeling both fear and joy about the turn of events. Becoming an adult can seem…
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The Dangers of Teen Marijuana Abuse

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Teen Cannabis Use Can Have Serious Effects. Learn About Teen Marijuana Abuse and Risks. It is very hard to be a parent of teens in any era, much less modern times. But one constant problem has seemed to persist for decades—teens and marijuana…
How to Deal with a Teenager That Doesn't Care

How to Deal with a Teenager That Doesn’t Care

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A blank stare, a dismissive look says it all. Your teen just doesn’t care. Nothing you say sinks in and nothing you do sparks any change. Is it defiance, or is it depression? Many parents may wonder how to deal with a teenager that doesn't…
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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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Are Therapeutic Boarding Schools the Best Option for Troubled Teens?

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When behavior problems or mental health issues interfere with a teen’s academic progress they may benefit from a residential treatment program. Teen residential mental health programs provide both academic support and mental health treatment. Residential…
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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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…