Posts Categorized: Teen Issues

What is the Origin of Bullying and How to Handle It

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The word bully has become a big topic in recent years and there is a lot of different information on how to handle it. With increasing technology and the school environment, children deal with more opportunities for bullying every day. Bullying can start from several different places. If a child is experiencing aggression at home, […]

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What Happens When it Feels Like the House is on Fire!

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Human beings are magnificently designed. When we are in a life-threatening situation our body reacts while shutting down our prefrontal cortex where planning, analyzing and problem solving occur. This process allows us to react immediately without wasting time. If, for example, a lion is running towards us in an open field it would be best […]

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Kids Know Technology, Parents Know Relationships

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Let’s face it, technology can be daunting, especially for those of us who did not earn a degree in computer science or some other technology related field. Technology is everywhere and encompasses a wide range of activities we engage in, as individuals and families, from communication and connection to learning and having fun. In today’s […]

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Mom Just Listen to Me!

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Sometimes we don’t feel like our parents listen to what we’re trying to say. That can be extremely frustrating and often leaves us feeling misunderstood. Here are a few tips to getting your parent to listen to what you’re saying, whether it’s asking for permission to hang out with friends, explaining your grades, or simply […]

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Teens and Vaping

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Vaping is a trend that has been on the rise recently, specifically for adolescents in middle school and high school. This trend of using various types of e-cigarettes is an addictive process that more adolescents are engaging in or are curious about. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, levels that are comparable or higher to that of a […]

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Bullying in Middle School

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We often hear this word being thrown around but what is bullying really? Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may […]

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10 Fun and Unique Ways to Show Kindness

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We have all heard of the golden rule: treat others the way you would like to be treated. Today we are going to lay out 10 tangible ways you can show kindness to others during this season. Leave an anonymous note encouraging someone you know that is going through a tough time Do a spontaneous […]

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How to be a Good Friend

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Friends are important. Especially when you are in your pre-teenage and teenage years friendships can become a vital social connection and place to safety figure out who you want to become. Listen and empathize—Ask about what is going on in the other person’s life and listen when they share. It’s important to try and empathize […]

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How to Talk to Kids About Vaping

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Use of JUUL and other highly addictive e-cigarettes is skyrocketing among young people. Doctors advise parents to start by educating themselves, so they know what they’re talking about going in, and to take an inquisitive and curious approach to what their teen’s experience is. The most important thing is keeping it as a dialogue. Declarative […]

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Transitions: How to Cope With Change and Set Realistic Expectations and Cope With Transition

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Change is inevitable, in fact they say that the only thing in life that is constant is change. If we pay attention, we can see that even in nature things are constantly changing. The seasons change, the tide changes, and climate changes. Change can be a difficult reality to accept but we have learned that […]

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