Posts in Teenagers
How to Get Your Teen to Commit to Therapy

Approaching the idea of therapy with your teen can be a difficult. It may bring up the question, "what is wrong with me? or the notion that you are disappointed or that your child isn't measuring up. 

Here are four quick tips for getting your child to commit to the process....

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4 Easy Responses for When your Child says, "I'm Bored!"

Any parent that has a child who can speak has heard the familiar phrase, "i'm bored!"  The first thing a parent might think is "I wish I had time to be bored!" and an easy response could be, "go play."  Then you might get a dreaded retort such as, "there's nothing to play" or "I played everything already."  This scenario is frustrating for sure.  What is a parent to do when faced with these words?

Read on to learn four easy responses...

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3 Ways to Distinguish Unhealthy vs. Healthy Teen Behavior 

It is sometimes difficult to distinguish normal adolescent mood shifts, reactions or rebellion from verifiable symptoms of depression, as they often mimic each other.

Read on for three quick ways to tell the difference...

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How to Understand Gender Identity

For some people who don’t connect with the gender that has been assigned to them at birth, the daily struggle can be very profound. Gender fluidity is a term used to describe gender identity that is a dynamic mix of boy and girl, the two traditional genders.

Read on for some helpful terminology to help you understand gender identity...

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How to Boost Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

We live in a world where teens spend an enormous amount of time comparing themselves to others on social media, in magazines or fashion blogs. According to a self-esteem campaign by Dove, 7 out of 10 girls believe they are not good enough or don’t measure up. Here are a few tips to help boost your daughter’s self-esteem...

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4 Simple Steps to Manage Technology Use in Your Home

Overwhelmed by trying to control technology usage in your family? Instead of implementing rules, it may be beneficial to establish “best practice” boundaries around technology use.

Read on for some simple tips to help you manage technology in your home… 

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4 Tips for Creating Healthy Relationships On and Off Social Media

From Instagram "likes" and Snapchat filters to Facebook "friending",  social media has become part of  teens' everyday lives. Social media and technology have become a mainstay in how teens connect with each other, with family and with the world at large. Read on for tips about healthy peer relationships and social media.....

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8 Quick Self-Care Strategies for College Students

Although college can be a wonderful experience for students, many struggle with prioritizing time to incorporate self- care into their daily routines.  Read on to learn 8 quick strategies for improving your self-care and overall contentment.....

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Strategies to Help You Thrive During Your Freshman Year

The transition to college can be stressful and overwhelming. Here are some helpful tips for your or a college student you know to make the process more manageable...

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Friendships through Social Media: The New Reality

Kids today have increased access to relationships outside of people they encounter in their neighborhood, sports team or school. So how do we accept today’s reality regarding social media and friendships while also keeping our kids safe and ourselves sane? It’s tricky to navigate - continue reading for a few helpful suggestions...

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Four Quick Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

Starting any school year can be stressful, but with a positive frame of mind, the transition back to school can be smooth and successful.  The good news is that with awareness, preparation and communication, you can reduce your stress!  Here are some tips to help you have a smooth transition back to school....

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Being a Realistic Parent

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs!  Read this to find out more about how you can become more realistic in your parenting and thrive and grow with your children....

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Social Media and Loneliness

In today’s society, we have the world at our fingertips, literally. At any moment we can go on social media and see what our favorite celebrities are doing, what our co-workers are eating and where our friends are traveling. It can be exciting and fun to take a peek into others’ lives. It can also create a sense of confusion and loneliness, particularly if we aren't living the 'exciting' lives we are seeing on social media.  Read more about social media "depression" here....

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Sexual Orientation and Gender - What Do You Really Know?

Pansexuality, gender fluidity, non-binary gender identity…….Welcome to 2016! Non-conformity to gender and sexual orientation is a hallmark of this generation coming to age in which sexuality can be seen as fluid; always changing. This article offers a quick and important education.....

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