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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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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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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Not Just Another Teen Movie: How To Handle Teen Partying

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If your teen is going to their friend’s house, it’s likely that they’ll do more than watch movies and gossip. Instead of straight up telling you that they’re going to a party, they’ll tell you a lie about the night in they had with their friends. It’s only when that lie turns into something dangerous…

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Making Friends And Enemies: Maintaining Healthy Teen Relationships

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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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Like music to your ears: Music influences teen mental health

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Music has an incredible amount of influence over our emotions. For adolescents, who spend a good amount of their time mulling over teen issues like crushes, grades, and peer relationships, music provides a place to escape from the hecticness of everyday life. Recently, researchers have discovered that music can have both positive and negative influences on teen…

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Clearing up the fog: Demystifying myths about teenage depression

Think of teenagers as butterflies in cocoons. The only difference between them and metamorphosing creatures is that they have to display their transformation in front of the whole world, without the protection of a warm hiding place. For some teenagers, this is the time when teenage depression begins to rear its ugly face. Teenage depression…

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