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Learn more about the struggles of teens and how parents can help communicate, understand and help their adolescent children.


Anxious Teen? How Their Attention has Been Hijacked &...

A teen using social media is often an anxious teen. This is not social media bashing, it’s a research-based reality. And it’s not slowing down. Your teen’s attention is being hijacked and the results are not even close to positive. The good news? You can help turn this trend around. How Your Teen’s Attention is Being …Read the rest…

Learn ways to help your over-achieving teens anxiety

Why Your Over-Achieving Teen May Need Help with Anxie...

Plenty of teens will stress over an exam or worry about a first date. Anxiety is much more than that. It is a diagnosable mental condition that can negatively shape a teen’s life. If an over-achieving teen feels pushed or coerced into achieving at all costs, the anxiety quotient increases. There are many factors involved …Read the rest…

Use these tips to help your teen with an eating disorder

Your Teen Has An Eating Disorder: Take These Steps to...

A teen may try to keep a wide array of secrets from her/his parents. There are secrets they may want to keep from everyone. An eating disorder is often one such secret. Parents must learn the warning signs and develop ways to communicate about them. You didn’t choose the path on which your teen has …Read the rest…

Read more about these steps toward anxiety management for teens

Epidemic Teen Anxiety: Four Steps Toward Anxiety Mana...

Today’s youth face some common challenges as they become teenagers. This transition usually involves some rebellion, some experimentation, and a good dose of peer pressure. There’s another universal thread too — something underlying nearly every aspect of teen life now. Add in the newly ubiquitous factors of smartphones and social media and we have an …Read the rest…

Discover ways EMDR can help overcome teenage trauma

Teenage Trauma: How EMDR Helps Young People Overcome ...

Adults are not the only ones who experience traumatic events. Lamentably, many teens do as well. Can treatments used for adults also help young people to overcome teenage trauma? Consider one of them: EMDR. What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that combines cognitive therapy with a technique …Read the rest…

Read these 6 tips to help with teenage rebellion.

Pushback: 6 Reasons for Teenage Rebellion & What...

Teenage rebellion is more than pent-up angst or a simple desire to push back against authority for no particular reason. Teens rebel for very specific reasons. As a parent, you are probably either bracing yourself for the teenage years or are already in the middle of them. This can be a stressful time. However, knowing the …Read the rest…

Here are some ways to help understand your teen.

Want to Understand Your Teen? Caution! Their Brain is...

Do you understand your teen? Do you get who they are… or who they want to be? Or have you chalked up their moods and tendency to take risks as a phase of random choices and hormonal drama you must endure until maturity takes hold? Daniel J. Siegel, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA …Read the rest…

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Teen Peer Pressure: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Make Mo...

Good kids do dumb things. Silly things. Unfortunate and unwise things. And some of these things can be attributed to teen peer pressure. Don’t panic. Bad decisions come with teen territory. That being true, how do you encourage an impulsive, internet-susceptible teen to put peer pressure aside and do the right thing more often than …Read the rest…

DBT and Your Teen: 7 Ways Teens Benefit from DBT Treatment

DBT and Your Teen: 7 Ways Teens Benefit from DBT Trea...

Some teens struggle with the day to day. For a young person who feels somehow unprepared, confused, or unworthy, the world can be a scary place. That’s where DBT can make all the difference. They can receive support from their peers and solid teen counseling to feel better about themselves and their ability to live well. …Read the rest…

How Can Group Therapy for Girls Benefit Your Adolescent Daughter?

How Can Group Therapy for Girls Benefit Your Adolesce...

Cecilia is hard on herself. She is struggling in middle school. She feels weird, awkward, and a step behind the other girls her age. Her mom is concerned. What, at first, seemed like normal adolescent moodiness seems more and more like hopelessness and ongoing anxiety. Is it time to seek help? Cecelia’s mom is wise …Read the rest…

out of control teen

5 Ways Family Counseling Can Improve Your Relationshi...

Being the parent of a teen can be challenging. Your teen is struggling to develop an identity separate from yours and to move toward adulthood. Butting heads on occasion is a normal part of the territory. But sometimes the situation is a little more intense than that. Your teen seems out of control, flying into …Read the rest…

moody teen, depressed teen

7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more …Read the rest…


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