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Signs Of Teen Dating Violence

Signs Of Teen Dating Violence

When most people think about dating violence, they picture a set of adults in a heated argument that got out of hand. Unfortunately, violence is not limited to people over the age of 18. Many teens experience abuse and trauma when they date, which changes the shape of...

Parenting Tips: Helping A Child After Teen Dating Violence

Parenting Tips: Helping A Child After Teen Dating Violence

Dating violence can start at an early age. If you have a teen who has started to date, you need to be mindful of the signs of teen dating violence, should they present themselves. While you may not be able to prevent the violence altogether, there are steps you can...

Why Teens Self-Harm

Why Teens Self-Harm

Cutting, burning, and other forms of self-injury are commonplace among American teenagers. There is no way to truly predict how many teens self-harm because most kids work hard to conceal their injuries. If your child is deliberately hurting himself or herself, you...

Signs Your Teen Is Committing Self Harm

Signs Your Teen Is Committing Self Harm

Teen self-harm has become a commonplace among young Americans as they struggle to deal with peer pressure, anxiety, depression, and other emotional changes in their lives. While children can begin these acts at a fairly early age, most start in during or after...

Parenting The Troubled Teen

Parenting The Troubled Teen

When a teen we know is troubled and/or out of control, it’s easy to become reactive. The teen is an unpleasant person to be around. As a parent, teacher, or family friend, it is tempting to avoid interacting with them or to become combative (and assert our authority)...

Family Dinners Help Treat Teen Eating Disorders

Family Dinners Help Treat Teen Eating Disorders

Peer pressure and societal influences can cause many teens to feel insecure about their bodies. Even the fittest of teenagers may feel ugly or not good enough for the modern world. This emotional turmoil often leads to the development of eating disorders, like...

Excel In Your Studies And Aim Higher

Excel In Your Studies And Aim Higher

Recently I was asked to write an encouragement article for a local paper challenging students to excel in their studies. The thought about what to write caused me to reflect: It was my senior year and the visit to the counselor’s office was scheduled to discuss my...

Create Your Own Success

Create Your Own Success

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Looking beyond the predetermined concept of destiny is essential to succeed in life. It is crucial that an individual stops searching and expecting the world and the...