How to Motivate a Teenager With Depression

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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 apathetic or unmotivated, you may wonder if it’s typical teen moodiness or something more severe. […]

Does My Child Need Counseling Quiz

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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 can help a young person with their mental and behavioral health. Here are some questions […]

How Self-Image Influences Adolescent Alcohol Use

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Self-perception and body image are crucial, particularly during the teen years. The rapid changes that occur during puberty can influence how adolescents view themselves and others, with implications for teenagers of all gender identities.  While disordered behavior around eating and exercise is one way for adolescents to attempt to cope with an unrealistic self-image, some […]

Teen Using Delta-8

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Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illicit drug, and its use links with various mental health issues, especially among younger people. The best-known result of marijuana use occurs due to tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, a compound that acts upon brain areas influencing pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, movement, coordination and sensory perception. As a parent of […]

Most Common Mental Health Disorders in Teenage Boys

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The teen years are emotionally challenging, characterized by various physical, mental and social changes that may transform your formerly happy, active son into a person you no longer recognize at times. Withdrawal, sullenness and unpredictable mood swings are all characteristics of adolescence, but they are also qualities of mental illnesses. According to the American College […]

Benefits of an Alternative School

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Fully Individualized Attention at an Alternative School At a traditional American high school, the average class size is over 24 students. Even the best teachers struggle to help each child fully understand every concept. When those students need emotional support, educators are spread even thinner. If your son needs one-on-one attention for academics or behavioral […]

Back to School 2021 – Helping Teens Make the Transition

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Though the autumnal equinox isn’t until Sept. 22, many people consider Labor Day to mark the unofficial end of summer, which means back-to-school season is in full swing. If your teen has recently started school again or you’re gearing up to begin a brand-new school year, here are some tips to smooth the path and […]

Does My Teen Need to Go to Treatment?

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Your teenager is struggling with addiction. As their parent, you want to protect them and fend off whatever obstacles stand in the way of your child having a safe and healthy life. Teenagers are normally grumpy, egotistical and demanding. They are typically so engrossed in their own lives that they ignore their schoolwork and blow […]

How Alternative Schools Have Revolutionized Teen Addiction Treatment

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There are few things more frightening than learning that your child has a drug or alcohol problem. As a parent, you want your teenager to develop their independence, excel academically and stay safe – however, substance abuse is a threat to all of these goals. When you look for a solution, you may have found yourself […]