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June 2016

Five Teen Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

The 4th of July has so much to offer: family cookouts, spectacular fireworks, bonding time with friends–and teenage drinking. It’s been proven that July 4th is one of the most dangerous and reckless times for teenagers–mostly because of alcohol. Sorry if you want to be the “cool” parent, but sitting your child down and rattling…

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Why so young? The consequences of early puberty for girls

When you think of puberty for girls, what comes to mind? Training bras, middle school, and a whole lot of awkward. But most people don’t imagine puberty happening in most girls beginning in the middle of elementary school. Unfortunately, according to a recent longitudinal study, that has become reality. What was the study? According to an…

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Diet and Depression: Diet Soda Linked to Depression

Diet and Depression: What You Consume May Be Causing Depression In today’s culture, we’ll do anything to eliminate calorie and sugar intake. Most food and drinks have ingredient substitutes in them to make them “healthier.” They taste exactly the same but include none of the regrets. There are now diet versions of almost every product.…

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30 Minutes a Day: Health Benefits of Nature

In today’s society, the cure for mental or physical health is typically found in a prescription or medication. We often rely so much on the vast range of therapeutic tools and techniques, that we forget about the generally accessible resource that has a multitude of mental, emotional and cognitive benefits. The health benefits of nature…

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Teens and Social Media: What They Use Nowadays

CNN recently published an article discussing how Facebook started off as a social media site for mainly young people, but how all of that has changed now. The teens and social media dynamic changes quickly and often, so it’s important for parents to keep up with the changes in order to make sure their teens…

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Mindfulness for Teens: 5 Myths about Mindfulness

Mindfulness. Usually when people hear that word, they immediately think of silent, still meditation. This isn’t all that mindfulness has to offer, though. Mindfulness for teens, adults, or anyone of any age has an immense amount of benefits and can be practiced in many different ways! There are many myths surrounding mindfulness that it’s obscuring…

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The Stigma on Boys Crying: Emotional Issues in Boys

Telling Boys Not to Cry Could Be Creating Emotional Issues in Boys For generations society has established set gender stereotypes for boys and girls. Girls are taught that they are expected to be emotional, dependent, and nurturing. While boys are taught to be tough, independent, and unattached from their emotions. But how are these expected…

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Michael Phelps Recovery Creates Hope for Teen Addiction

Michael Phelps is back in the game. He’s going to his fifth round of Olympic Games, which he qualified for by dominating the 200-meter butterfly–a feat he called the hardest swim of his life. Phelps will be the first American male to attend five Olympics. This win was not just a victory in the pool,…

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Quiet Time: Meditation’s Ability to Help Struggling Students

Teachers, researchers, and schools are constantly searching for new ways to help struggling students. Students struggle because of many things: stress, depression, anxiety, life changing events, etc. Recently, The New York Times published an article discussing a poor inner-city school that decided to try a new method of helping their struggling students: mindfulness. Quiet time…

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