5 Tips for Raising Strong Teen Girls

How do you raise a teen girl to be strong? What does that mean? While physical strength is important, we’re talking about strength in character, self-worth, and spirit. Strong teen girls take action to make the right decisions when faced with difficult choices, they help others when called upon. Strong teen girls think about the… Continue reading 5 Tips for Raising Strong Teen Girls

Help Your Teen Stay Stress-Free During Exams

That dreaded time of year is fast approaching. You know the one. As the school semester winds down, your kids are in a whirlwind of never-ending projects and exams. As soon as one paper gets turned in, they are hard at work on the next. You start to worry about the amount of sleep they’re… Continue reading Help Your Teen Stay Stress-Free During Exams

Managing Back-To-School Anxiety And Pressure

For teenagers returning to high school, or young adults beginning college, starting a new school year often comes with a lot of stress and anxiety. Gone are the days of a relaxing summer spent with friends outdoors and easy-going vacation time. With today’s competitive society, many teens and young adults feel pressure to find an… Continue reading Managing Back-To-School Anxiety And Pressure

What Parents of Young Teens Need to Know About Crushes

As a mom to an adult daughter, I am no stranger to the phenomena of having a crush. Oh, I can remember the whole experience…. the ups, the downs, the laughter, and the tears. As the parent of a young teen, it’s important that we know how to deal with a crush when it happens… Continue reading What Parents of Young Teens Need to Know About Crushes

How to Be a Dad

Type in “how to be a dad” into Google and you will see more than 61 million results! With today’s technology, many fathers are turning to the web to find guidance, advice, or sharing their own struggles with parenthood. Today’s fathers are different than previous generations. One of those key differences is that today’s fathers… Continue reading How to Be a Dad

Is Exercise Good for Your Mental Health?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, there are a tremendous amount of benefits to exercising for adolescents including maintaining a healthy weight and the prevention of certain diseases later in life. Additionally, exercise provides better academic performance and the creation of a lifetime of healthy habits. In addition to physical health benefits, adolescents… Continue reading Is Exercise Good for Your Mental Health?

31 Ways to Work on Your Mental Wellness: Fact Sheet

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In addition to spreading awareness and fighting stigma, we also wanted to provide some ways to work on your mental wellness throughout not only this month but every month. Here are some ideas from Mental Health America:

Simple Ways to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.One way that we would like to participate is to help reduce the stigma associated with mental health. In terms of mental health, David Susman PhD refers to stigma as negative beliefs, descriptions, attitudes, behavior or language. To go a step further, a stigma can be unfair, discriminatory or disrespectful… Continue reading Simple Ways to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

How to Stop Doing Everything for Your Teen

We all are trying to navigate through this parenting thing, right? We all know there is no right way to parent. One aspect that we as parents have taken on is doing everything for our kids. This may seem okay when they are younger. We know how to pack their lunch, make sure they get… Continue reading How to Stop Doing Everything for Your Teen

How to Teach Your Teen Resiliency

According to Merriam-Webster, resilience is “the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress; an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” Some people are just better adept at bouncing back after facing problems or stresses in their life. Is your teen one of those?… Continue reading How to Teach Your Teen Resiliency

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