Cyberbullying – A Major Contributing Factor of Depression and Suicide in Teens and Young Adults

In a previous blog post we looked at how peer pressure can have a negative impact on teenagers as well as its influence on their thinking, actions and decisions. In this article we will look at cyberbullying, another form of negative peer pressure which has quickly emerged in the last few years as a major… Continue reading Cyberbullying – A Major Contributing Factor of Depression and Suicide in Teens and Young Adults

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Is Your Teen Being Negatively Influenced by Peer Groups?

As teenagers start exploring the world around them, their contact base will expand beyond their immediate circle of family, friends, and relatives to include another important section known as peer groups. Peer groups enjoy a certain degree of acceptability based on shared similarities such as gender, community, age, and activity, which makes them a substantially… Continue reading Is Your Teen Being Negatively Influenced by Peer Groups?

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The Toxic Friendship: Frenemies

As parents, we spend a lot of time encouraging our teens to make new friends and cultivate the friendships they have. However, are we examining the types of friendships they have? How about negative relationships that are known as toxic friendships? One such toxic relationship that can exist particularly among teen girls is the so-called… Continue reading The Toxic Friendship: Frenemies

10 Quotes to Inspire You During National Random Acts of Kindness Week

The definition of kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Being a truly kind person is an important quality to have. As a parent, you should help instill this quality in your teen. This week has been dedicated as National Random Acts of Kindness Week. Celebrating is a great way to combat… Continue reading 10 Quotes to Inspire You During National Random Acts of Kindness Week

Does Back to School Mean Back to Bullying?

The long, lazy days of summer have come to an end and given way to the frenzy of back to school and all the activities that go along with it. While many teens look forward to going back to school and seeing their friends, it can also be a harrowing and stressful time for other… Continue reading Does Back to School Mean Back to Bullying?

Is Your Teen Being Bullied? 15 Signs to Look For, and What to Do as a Parent

As your teen develops socially, they’ll most likely find new things to interest them and form new friendships in the process. The duration of teen friendships can seem somewhat erratic, much like teenage emotions and behaviors themselves. Interaction among teens will almost always include some form of jesting, teasing, or playfulness, as teens form their… Continue reading Is Your Teen Being Bullied? 15 Signs to Look For, and What to Do as a Parent