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      Study Shows Effects of Air Pollution on Child’s Mental Health

      One of the biggest unspoken threats of the climate crisis we are facing is the effect of the environment on children’s mental health. Teens are spending more time inside because of the draw of technology, but it is possible that outdoor environments are less appealing in urban neighborhoods with fewer green spaces. While we typically…

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      What is School Refusal in Teens?

      “I don’t want to go to school! You can’t make me!” Those are all too familiar words for most parents who have children who dislike school or don’t want to go for other reasons. For some, this issue can be solved by getting teens involved in extracurricular activities that they are passionate about. For some…

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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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      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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      Yoga and Mindfulness Can Reduce Stress In Teens: Trails Carolina Family Therapist Explains

      Managing stress in today’s world is more difficult than ever. Nowadays, teens have so much on their plates. Mindfulness exercises and yoga are an effective way to reduce stress. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Yoga at Trails Carolina Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week course that teaches individuals how to practice mindfulness…

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      Finding a Balance: Tips for Parenting Struggling Teens

      Raising a child is both the most rewarding, most natural thing in the world – and the most difficult one. There isn’t a family in the world that hasn’t had at least one major fight. Moreover, pushing boundaries is a perfectly normal part of growing up. Testing limits allows a child to assert their individuality…

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      No Fighting! Tips for Resolving Conflicts with Your Teen

      Image source: Flickr user- Philippe Put Arguments are a natural part of life. Growing up virtually requires an occasional fight or two. Testing boundaries is a way to discover one’s own identity; however, when these fights become a regular occurrence, there may be a problem. Even in the darkest of moments, there are several tips…

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