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Parenting Tips: Help for Struggling Teen Over the Holidays

For many families, the holidays mean making gingerbread cookies, building snowmen, relaxing by a warm fire, and spending time with family–but for some, it’s the opposite. For some, it means more stress, more arguments, more challenges. Most people don’t think about help for struggling teen boys and girls during the holidays, but it’s often desperately…

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Treatment for Depression: Smartphones May Be Worsening the Issue

Smartphones–one is practically in every American teen’s pocket. Nearly 3 in 4 teens own or have access to a smartphone. So, you’re probably thinking: “What does this have to do with treatment for depression?” Well, it seems like smartphones could be linked to causing depression in the first place. We have never experienced the level…

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Slamming the Door on Defiance: Parenting Tips & Help for Defiant Teens

Parenting a teen isn’t an easy feat; parenting a teen with defiance issues can seem near impossible. While adolescence is already a tumultuous roller coaster ride of emotions, defiance can make things even more unstable. Tips and real help for defiant teens are available and they’re options parents should definitely consider. Tips for dealing with a…

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benefits of yoga for teens

The Benefits of Yoga for Teens Far Surpass Physical Wellness

It’s been known that the benefits of yoga for teens are plentiful and powerful for centuries–but only recently have we begun to find the scientific reason behind it all. In the modern world, it’s been thought that yoga was a great way to stay fit, but it’s much more than that. Research is revealing that…

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Teen Social Isolation: The Dangers of Being Alone

Teen social isolation isn’t always abnormal. Sometimes we just need some time alone to think, process, and work through things–sometimes it’s more dubious. For many struggling with issues like depression, they aren’t sure what to do so they isolate themselves and don’t reach out to anyone for help. They retreat into themselves hoping to figure…

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Primary Therapists at Trails Explain How Wilderness Therapy Helps Technology Addiction

Technology addiction is a widespread issue affecting teens all over the world. It is impossible to remove ourselves completely from technology in today’s society. The overuse of technology by adolescents can lead to all sorts of challenges including low self esteem, a lack of social skills, and irritable behavior. Wilderness Therapy Addresses Underlying Challenges At…

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The Art of De-Catastrophization: Managing Worst Case Scenario Thinking

Just How Stressed is My Teen? From hurdling issues at home to maintaining friendships and anticipating college applications, teens today cope with a substantial amount of stress and anxiety.  Even more unsettling, a recent American Psychological Association study found that most teens greatly underestimate how stress impacts their physical and mental health, despite their reported…

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