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Helping Your ADHD Teen Write Well

March 7, 20140 Comments

Raising a good writer is difficult, but it’s far more so if your teen suffers from ADHD. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure your teen’s written communication skills are up to par. Writing Help for Teens with ADHD To write a five-paragraph essay, pretend you are a big-budget movie director. If you’re like most teens, […]

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Three Words You Don’t Want to Hear (and What You Can Do About Them)

March 5, 20140 Comments

It’s tough to be a teen parent, but it gets even harder when they get to the “I Hate You!” phase. Not sure what to do? These tips can help. Everyday Parenting Ideas: I Hate You! 6 Tips for Surviving Teen Angst “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I […]

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Grateful Teen Isn’t An Oxymoron!

March 3, 20140 Comments

Looking to help your teen be just a tad more grateful? Don’t worry. It’s not impossible, and these tips can help. Three Tips for Raising Grateful Teens Teens who express gratitude for their situation in life are happier and less likely to be depressed, according to a new study presented at the American Psychological Association’s […]

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The Many Faces of Eating Disorders

February 28, 20140 Comments

This marks the end of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and while you may feel you know what an eating disorder looks like, that’s not always going to be the case. Instead, your teen could have one and you may never be able to recognize it. The Most Common Eating Disorder People Don’t Know They […]

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How Are You Impacting Your Teen’s Body Image?

February 26, 20140 Comments

National Eating Disorders week runs through Saturday, and we’re focusing on this all-too-common problem among teens. Today it’s time to take a quick look at your behavior toward your teen. Believe it or not, but it can have a huge impact on the development of an eating disorder. National Eating Disorders Week: How Parental Behavior […]

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 24, 20140 Comments

Today marks the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness week, a problem thousands of teens struggle with year after year. While eating disorders are hardly confined to the teen population, they certainly have a strong foothold within this group, and being aware of the signs and symptoms is the single best thing you can do […]

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Helping Your Teen Fight Stress

February 21, 20140 Comments

Any time you’re raising a teen, you’re going to find that teen stress is almost as complex as adult stress, and certainly just as prevalent. Even if you deal well with the stressors in your life, though, your teen may not. Learning how to help can prevent a variety of unhealthy behaviors down the road. […]

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Depression Prediction Made Easy?

February 19, 20140 Comments

Worried that your teen may suffer from depression at some point in time? New research suggests their could be a simple saliva test for boys that will predict depression. Saliva test may predict depression risk in boys A saliva test for teen boys with mild symptoms of depression might help identify those who will develop […]

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Tackling Rebellious Behavior

February 17, 20140 Comments

Teen rebellion is just part of life, right? Actually, it doesn’t always have to be. Not every teen is rebellious, and even if you have one who is, there are small changes you can make to help offset that behavior. The Secret to Changing Rebellious Teens Whether your teen has issues with substance use, bullying, […]

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Make Valentine’s Day a Family Holiday

February 14, 20140 Comments

When was the last time  you got to express your love to your teen? Today makes the perfect day to do it! Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts. It’s a time to show the people in our lives that we love them, including our children. Instead of spending the […]

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