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The nature-nurture debate has sparked interest in recent years, as people have observed the impact of environmental factors in changing one’s behavior. Most psychologists argue that people’s experiences are shaped by both their nature and how they’ve been nurtured, rather than one or the other. As environmentalists have noted that the human mind is filled as a result of experiences, researchers are beginning to ask

While there’s a difference between loneliness and spending time alone, loneliness is associated with participating in fewer meaningful activities with other people. It’s possible for people to find meaning in solitary activities, like creative expression or work, but most of these activities are available from the comfort of one’s own home. A recent study suggests that while older adults are more likely to discuss the

Finding out that your child has been suspended from school can be difficult for any parent to hear, especially if it’s not their first time. Every school has a different system when it comes to what kind of behavior warrants suspension and what suspension will look like. Some schools may offer strikes or offer clean slates every year, while others are strict about readmission. While

Self-harm is a way in which some children and teens cope with emotional distress. Research shows that about 15 percent of adolescents engage in self-harm. There are various methods that can be considered self-harm, as the term itself refers to self-inflicting physical pain. Some forms of self-harm include cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting. Self-harming behaviors are also commonly linked to other mental health issues or

 Sometimes it’s not “just a phase”. Often times, parents dismiss their teen’s behavior as part of a “phase”, but unfortunately it may be more than that. No one wants to think their child may be struggling with a deeper rooted issue that cannot be outgrown. But sometimes this may be the case and if so, you can be the most important person in their lives

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 needed. From large social gatherings to family altercations, the holidays

For many struggling families, school can be a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Being a student is a full-time job for a teenager and if your child feels like they are not successful and incapable of excelling academically, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure if they’re not given the proper guidance. At Trails Carolina, we understand what a huge role education plays in a teen’s