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teen drug abuse
Aug 11, 2022

What Is the Number One Drug...

Teen drug abuse and addiction remain a prevalent problem in the U.S., despite growing awareness among parents, teachers, coaches and clergy. Adolescents might experiment with drugs for many reasons, from simple curiosity to peer pressure to a desire to sweep...

how to motivate a teenager with depression
Jul 21, 2022

How to Motivate a Teenager With...

Adolescence is a sensitive time characterized by rapid physical and mental changes. Many of these experiences can be confusing or distressing for teens who don’t entirely understand what their brains and bodies are going through. If your son seems unusually...

child counseling
Jul 7, 2022

Does My Child Need Counseling Quiz

While almost anyone can benefit from working with a trained therapist, you might be surprised by the idea that your teen could be having a tough time. However, a therapist who specializes in the unique needs of teens and adolescents...

Trauma and Brain Development
Jun 14, 2022

Effects of Childhood Trauma on Brain...

Children are constantly learning and taking in new information that affects their brain function. Just as positive experiences can impact a child’s perception of a situation, so do negative ones. As young people grow, the challenges they face can alter...

lgbtq bullying
Jun 2, 2022

LGBTQ Bullying Statistics

While society has made some progress in being more tolerant and accepting of the LGBTQ community, this segment of the population is uniquely vulnerable to discrimination, abuse and bullying – especially during the turbulent teen years. In their most recent...

mental illness in teen
May 17, 2022

5 Signs of Mental Illness in...

Teens are in a constant state of change as a result of rising hormone levels and life stressors. As a result, it’s sometimes difficult to identify worrisome signs in your teenage son’s behavior. As your adolescent is going through this...

your teen's illness is not your fault
May 5, 2022

Your Teen’s Illness Is Not Your...

After the heartbreaking realization that your teenager has a problem with alcohol or drugs, your initial reaction might be to blame yourself. Seeing someone so young struggle with substance abuse can make you wonder, “How could this happen to our...

Apr 13, 2022

What Do I Need to Know...

With 29% of high school students admitting they have consumed alcohol in the last 30 days, according to the CDC, parents are rightfully concerned about the effects this drinking will have on their teens. Underage drinking poses both health and...

consequences of underaged drinking
Apr 7, 2022

Is It Legal for a Minor...

Many American adults and teens view alcohol as a rite of passage – a view fueled, in part, by movies that depict high school and college as nonstop opportunities to socialize and have fun without serious consequences. However, underaged drinking...