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4 Tips for Working with Your Disobedient Teenager Before It Gets Worse

A disobedient teenager can be a huge challenge for parents. They won’t listen, nothing seems to be getting through to them, they’re acting out dangerously–and you don’t know what to do. You’re not alone. Many parents experience this hurdle, but there are a few ways to get over it. Some parents turn to anger and…
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Hidden Reasons for Teen Academic Struggles

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Your child is suddenly having issues in school. Their grades are plummeting. They won’t speak to you about what’s going on. How do you react to these teen academic struggles? Many parents feel lost at this point–which is understandable. There’s no handbook telling a parent exactly how to deal with these types of situations. You…
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With a Little Help from Four-Legged Friends: Four Ways Animal Therapy Helps Struggling Young People

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In this day and age, it is impossible to deny a simple truth: animals are taking over the world with cuteness. Be it cat videos or the Puppy Bowl, when animals enter the picture, everything else seems to fade away. But what if this adorable fuzziness could be used to heal various types of trauma?…
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School’s Out: Truancy in Teens

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Perhaps the greatest misconception about missing school is that all cases are the same. In reality, there are many reasons why a child would not want to go to class – the two main offenders being school refusal and truancy in teens. School refusal and truancy are entirely different beasts; the first step to ensuring…
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From One Mood to the Next: Tips for Parents Dealing With Bipolar Disorder In Teens

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While mental illness is never easy, bipolar disorder in teens can hit especially hard. As if puberty alone isn’t enough, a child struggling with bipolar disorder must deal with the pressures of severe mood episodes, from depression one moment to mania the next. During such an important phase in your teen’s life, it is crucial…
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Safety and Comfort: Four tips for parents of children with attachment issues

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When young children are neglected in their earliest relationships, usually with their parents, they can form attachment issues. These issues stem from feeling repeatedly abandoned, isolated, and uncared for. Often, this comes as the result of living in poor conditions at a young age. Many children who have been adopted from foreign countries where they…
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