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    Myers Briggs Test: Trails Carolina Family Programming Director Explains Use At Trails

    The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most researched and validated personality testing instrument in the world. There are thousands of journal articles and research pieces which justify its findings. Many people think of this personality test merely as a fun thing to do at social gatherings. However, it’s actually quite effective in helping…

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    Nature Therapy: An Untapped Medicine Surrounding Us

    More and more studies are coming out in support of nature therapy. This is good news because nature happens to be all around us–the park, in your backyard, or on that relaxing hike you love so much. PsyBlog recently published an article discussing the immense research showing the many benefits nature therapy has to offer…

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    Music Expression: The Effects of Music on Teen Self Esteem

    Most parents would (rightly) agree: their child is special. With this, it can be all the more heartbreaking to see your child suffer from a low opinion of themselves. Indeed, how could it be? You see that they’re special – so how could your child not see it? Unfortunately, there is no catch-all cure to…

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    Talking Drugs: Discussing Substance Use with Out of Control Teenagers

    When is too much, in fact, too much? There are multiple strategies on discussing substance use with out of control teenagers. Some argue that honesty about your own experiences with substances (if such experiences exist) is an important step to connecting with your child. Others argue that discussing your own experiences sends the wrong message…

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    Teenage Therapy: Benefits of Choosing Therapy Program for Teens

    There are many types of therapy available for struggling teens. Most approaches, however, have limitations – the most significant one commonly being the fact that very few types of therapy truly care about curing your child. In only too many cases, the therapy is centered around attempting to take a child’s symptoms and making them…

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    Does Your Teen Have a Video Game Addiction?

    Video games are now ingrained into our society, used by children, teens, and adults alike. Video games can be a fun, interesting way to pass the time, but where’s the line? This activity can transform from being a harmless pastime into something much more dangerous: a video game addiction. Photo source: flickr user Jason Devaun…

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    Lifting The Weight: Five Tips for Parenting Troubled Teens

    Having a teenager who is struggling with behavioral or emotional problems can weigh on a parent. Not knowing how to help them can consume your life. Teenagers may become troubled for a number of reasons, including home life, influences from peers, personal decisions, and mental health issues. No matter the cause of your teen’s trouble,…

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