Anger Management Tips for Teens

Everyone gets angry and anger can be a healthy emotion when it is handled appropriately.  Unfortunately, as the parent of any teenager can attest to, teenagers do not come equipped to expertly manage their anger.  They need help learning what is appropriate and what is not and guidance on how to express this emotion in… Continue reading Anger Management Tips for Teens

How to Tell if Your Teenager is Depressed

The teenage years can be tumultuous for every family which is one of the reasons so many parents struggle with understanding when their teenager’s behavior is normal and when it points to a problem.  This is especially true when the problem is clinical depression.  Teenagers are moody.  To parents, it can seem like they are… Continue reading How to Tell if Your Teenager is Depressed

What Your Teen isn’t Telling You about Bullying

Bullying happens everyday. But, what many parents don’t realize is that most of it is never reported to an adult.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, only one third of bullying incidents are reported to adults.  This often means that parents are unaware of the torment, humiliation, and abuse their children are suffering at… Continue reading What Your Teen isn’t Telling You about Bullying

Lonely or Alone? Teens and Solitary Time – Part 2

In our previous Lonely or Alone? post, we introduced the idea that when our teens seek solitude and spend time alone, it is not always something parents should be concerned about.  There are both healthy and unhealthy reasons that teens separate themselves from their family.  It is common for teens that are shy or introverted… Continue reading Lonely or Alone? Teens and Solitary Time – Part 2

Lonely or Alone? Teens and Solitary Time – Part 1

Parents face many challenges as they guide and usher their teenagers through the final years of adolescence on their way to becoming young adults.  One of the most common is knowing when their teen’s behavior is normal and a sign of healthy adaptation and when it is abnormal and requires attention.  It is normal for… Continue reading Lonely or Alone? Teens and Solitary Time – Part 1

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Teens

It isn’t uncommon for people of all ages to get a little down as fall changes to winter, the days get shorter, and the temperatures drop.  In most places around the country, the long, fun, sunny days of summer are gone and the bleak, cold days of winter loom ahead for months.  But for some… Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder in Teens

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