1. How to Get Your Resistant Teen To Engage in Treatment

    Have you already tried talking to your teenager about their substance abuse disorder? Were you met with distance, resistance, or outright defiance? Is your teen reluctant to identify their drug or alcohol use as an actual problem? We’re here to help. How to Get Your Teen to Consider Substance Abus…Read More

  2. How to Help Your Teen Stop Drinking Alcohol

    “Mom, everyone is doing it,” your teen says, enthusiastically. However, teenagers who are exposed to alcohol at a young age are often unaware of the risks involved.   Binge drinking (aka having 5+ drinks in one sitting) can affect teenagers and college students in a multitude of ways. For i…Read More

  3. How to Recognize Loneliness in Teenagers

    In a world where we are ultra-connected and over-stimulated, it appears that teenagers are lonelier now than ever before. Teenagers who suffer from loneliness experience emotional pain, which can have serious consequences for mental and physical health. Here, we’ll discuss four ways you can recogn…Read More

  4. Legal Risks Of Teen Sexting

    Teens and tweens seem to be glued to their phones—surfing the Internet, engaging on social media platforms, and texting with friends. But what happens when some of those interactions take a dark turn, such as sexting? Unfortunately, sending sexually explicit messages over smart devices is more co…Read More

  5. Positive Programs For Teen Behavioral Problems

    Helping teens make behavioral changes is challenging. There are a host of behavioral problems that can develop and are difficult to change. These behavioral problems can be self inflicting ( cutting or depression or drug abuse ), or to aggressive and dangerous to others( anger, family violence and c…Read More

  6. Teen Anger Problems

    The Wrong Teen Mythology Leads To Poor Parenting Decisions Many people assume that teens have a unique predisposition to anger problems because of their unique "teen brain." However, this is not the case (see link at bottom of post). Popular culture has promoted the idea of the unique teen brain bas…Read More

  7. Warning Signs Of Self-Harm In Teens

    Self-harming is a secretive activity. Most of the time, the marks are carefully hidden and parents do not catch wind of the activity until it has become serious. However, there are plenty of tell-tale signs to help parents discover whether or not their teen is self-harming before it gets out of hand…Read More

  8. Teen Anxiety

    Anxiety disorders are among the most common disorders in children and adults. All teens suffer from anxiety from time to time under ordinary situations, like the first date and giving a presentation in school. However, many teens have deeper anxiety problems that impair their ability to live fulfill…Read More

  9. Three Key Elements Of Good Parenting

    Being good parents to kids in their teen years can be challenging. Teens go from being totally dependent on their parents to independent, self-motivated adults during their passage through adolescence. These dramatic personal changes are accompanied with dramatic relationship changes. Often, during …Read More

  10. Gossip Is Devastating To Vulnerable Teens

    Gossip is an unavoidable part of society. It functions as a "gatekeeper", enforcing rules of acceptable behavior in the group and society. However, gossip is also used to attack other people. There are many reasons why people use gossip to attack other people: some want more power and use gossip to …Read More