No Fighting! Tips for Resolving Conflicts with Your Teen

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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 to keep in mind when resolving…

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Plugged-In, Can’t Log-Out: Technology Addiction

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As the world becomes more digitally connected, technology addiction continues to become a real issue, especially among teens. Just last year, Pew Research Center released a report of its findings on teen technology usage. Research concluded that 92 percent of teens use the internet daily, which includes 24 percent that say they are online virtually…

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Study Finds a Gene Linked to Teen Anxiety

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In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers found a gene linked to why anxiety often forms and peaks in adolescence. With this new information, it may help develop new techniques for identifying teen anxiety and intervening earlier. Child and teen anxiety disorders, according to the NIH,…

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A New Way of Thinking: Mindfulness in Teens

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Have you ever taken a 10 minutes to close your eyes, sit completely still, and really check in with yourself? Probably not. The benefits of practicing mindfulness in teens are considerable and immense, yet it’s hardly mentioned in daily life. It’s time that it started being mentioned, though. In today’s world, teens are faced with…

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Virtually Addicted: Internet Addiction In Teens

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While it is easy to discount internet addiction as a minor issue compared to, for example, drug addiction, that would be a mistake – there are many ways to be addicted, and internet addiction is quickly becoming one of the major players. As a matter of fact, some 16% of young adults exhibit symptoms of…

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Slaying the Beast: Tips for Coping with Exam Stress

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For any student in school, mentioning the word exam conjures up uncomfortable, anxious feelings. Exams are the bane to any student’s existence. They have the power to make anyone feel unsure and frazzled. Exam stress is real, all students deal with it, but for some it can become overwhelming. Some think partying, self-medication, and neglect…

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