Parenting a Teen with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues occur in 1 in 5 teens, ages 13-18 according to NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness. As a parent of a teen with mental health issues, you might find some challenges along the way. You are not alone though and we have some helpful advice to get you through these trying times.… Continue reading Parenting a Teen with Mental Health Issues

The Importance of Resiliency

By Rich Killen, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”. What Confucius is talking about here is a concept used in psychology circles called, “resiliency”. To put it simply, resiliency is an ability to recover from adversity. You can find… Continue reading The Importance of Resiliency

What a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship Looks Like

It may come as a surprise to some, but teen dating violence has become all too common during the teenage and young adult years. As stated by the Centers for Disease Control, in the time leading up to their survey, 1 in 10 teenagers had been hit or otherwise intentionally hurt at least once by… Continue reading What a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship Looks Like

Apps to Protect Your Teen Driver

It’s a rite of passage for many teens- getting their driver’s license. As a parent, you might not share the same enthusiasm as your teen. This is understandable. Per dosomething.org, one in every five 16-year-olds are involved in an accident in their first year of driving. There is some good news! Did you know that… Continue reading Apps to Protect Your Teen Driver

A New Year and a New Focus on Life Habits

Did your teen make a resolution for the new year and is already struggling to stick with or achieve their goal? Why not take a different approach that encourages your teen to develop some lifelong habits? By developing lifelong habits, your teen will naturally achieve smaller goals that they may have for themselves. By focusing… Continue reading A New Year and a New Focus on Life Habits

Apps for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

According to Health Line, the United States alone has an estimated 6.4 million children that range in age from 4-17 that suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The symptoms of ADHD include trouble with organization, difficulty concentrating and staying focused, as well as issues remembering details. You could say that as a student-particularly in… Continue reading Apps for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

4 Ways You Can Instill a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Athlete

By the time your son or daughter reaches the teenage years, they will inevitably be involved and immersed in many interests as they explore their developing skills, talents, and passions. One of the most common pass times that teens typically enjoy at various degrees during adolescence and beyond is athletics. Participating in athletics is a… Continue reading 4 Ways You Can Instill a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Athlete

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