5 Signs Your Teen’s Stress Level Is Too High

The American Psychological Association has found that high levels of stress are extremely common among teenagers. The APA also reports that school is the number one stress factor for teenagers. Stress unmanaged can quickly turn into depression if your teen doesn’t have healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with stress. Here are 5 signs your teen’s… Continue reading 5 Signs Your Teen’s Stress Level Is Too High

7 Ways Parents Can Help Teens Deal with Holiday Stress

Most parents know that the holiday season that begins at Halloween and stretches all the way into the New Year is stressful. What many of us don’t realize is that as our stress level increases, so does the stress level of those around us, including our teenagers. Unfortunately, when we are stressed out we are… Continue reading 7 Ways Parents Can Help Teens Deal with Holiday Stress

What Parents Can Do to Make Teens into Safer Drivers

Today, like every other average day in America, 8 teenagers will lose their lives in preventable car accidents according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   Car accidents, which kill almost 3,000 teenagers a year, remain the number one cause of death for this age group. The only way we, as a society, are going… Continue reading What Parents Can Do to Make Teens into Safer Drivers

Media Overuse in Teens May Lead to Mental Health Issues

Everyone, from doctors to parents, is concerned about the long term effects of too much screen time on today’s children and teens.  But the conversation generally focuses on the long term effect on physical health since more screen time generally equates to less physical activity.  However, new research suggests that for adolescents, the combination of… Continue reading Media Overuse in Teens May Lead to Mental Health Issues

How a Summer Job Can Change Your Teenagers Life

On the surface, there are several obvious reasons you might want your teenager to get a summer job.  It will teach them responsibility.  It will give them some spending money.  It will get them out of the house and away from electronics for a few hours.  But research shows the benefits of a summer job… Continue reading How a Summer Job Can Change Your Teenagers Life

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resources for Parents of Teens

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder that affects people of all ages.  A person with OCD experiences severe anxiety related to specific things where the level of anxiety or worry doesn’t match what is happening.  The specific things that they have this reaction to are called obsessions.  Teenagers can develop obsessions related to… Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resources for Parents of Teens

Eating Disorder Research Update

Research teams across the country and around the world are constantly pursuing research projects designed to help better understand eating disorders including the root cause, who is most at risk, and what treatments are the most beneficial.  For families affected by an eating disorder, keeping on top of this research is important as it can… Continue reading Eating Disorder Research Update