Developing Healthy Teen Relationships

healthy teen relationships

The types of friends your teen chooses to have can greatly impact their future. Toxic relationships can negatively affect decision making, slow social development, and increase risky behavior. A healthy relationship can empower your teen with feelings of belongingness, confidence, and even reduce stress. This is why it’s important to identify the aspects of a healthy relationship…

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Making Friends And Enemies: Maintaining Healthy Teen Relationships

healthy teen relationships

Adolescence is a time when important relationships are formed. Whether they be platonic or romantic, these relationships can make the teenage years the best time of a teen’s life or the worst. Maintaining healthy teen relationships during adolescence is super important to a teen’s overall well being. Creating and maintaining healthy teen relationships It may…

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A constant battle: oppositional defiant disorder in teens

oppositional defiant disorder

In every school, there are a few notoriously “bad” kids. These young people are defiant to authority figures like teachers and administrators, and act out at home, too. But some of these kids can’t help their insubordination. Oppositional defiant disorder in teens is a pattern of irritability and defiant, insubordinate behavior that lasts at least six…

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The Living Dead: Sleep Deprivation in Teens

sleep deprivation in teens

In our society, people just expect teenagers to be extremely tired all the time, but many don’t ask why. Sleep deprivation in teens has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the CDC, about 70 percent of teens are sleep deprived. It’s hard to believe that seven in 10 teenagers you meet are running on…

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The Unexpected Health Risk: A Technology Addiction

technology addiction

It’s difficult to find an adolescent without a cell phone or some form of technology attached to them in today’s society. We all know the agony of having to repeatedly tell our kids, friends and loved ones to put their “screens” away in order to get them to pay attention. For some, it becomes hard…

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