5 Ways to Help Teens Learn Body Acceptance and Self-Love

One of the negative effects of social media is that it can impact the self-esteem and body image of impressionable teens. This is also an age where teens may pick up on language or criticisms of body types from parents and family members. For too many teens, these and other factors impact their own self-esteem …

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How to Help Teens Come Out of Social Isolation

Most teens have been socially isolated for more than a year now. For some teens, it may have been even longer if they had previously self-isolated. Going back to school and some of the normal activities might be a challenge after being in social isolation for so long. Parents, caregivers, and family members can help …

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The Benefits of Pets for Teens with Mental Health Disorders

The emotional benefits of animal companionship are well-documented. Beyond the popularity of having specified and prescribed emotional support animals, even having animals as pets can foster positive emotional relationships, compassion, empathy, and responsibility in teens. For teens with mental health disorders, particularly in this time of grief and isolation during a global pandemic, the benefits …

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Empowering Teens to Get Involved in Social Change

In our technological age, teens have more of a voice than ever before. And they can use their voices to help create positive social change. Creating Teen Interest in Social Change Some teens are naturally interested in the world around them. Others become involved in social issues because of events they are exposed to, or …

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What Teen Anxiety Feels Like

All teenagers have felt teen anxiety on some level at one time or another, whether it was the first day at school, meeting someone new, or going into an unfamiliar situation. However, clinical anxiety, also known as an anxiety disorder, is typically more intense, both physically and mentally. A teen with an anxiety disorder may …

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Managing Teen Food Addiction

If you’re concerned that your teen is struggling with food addiction, you may be feeling confused, helpless or lost. Parenting a teen with a food addiction can be difficult, but there are many different ways you can support them as a parent on the journey to recovery.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Kids and Teens

Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, believed our actions and unconscious desires were driven by a progression of needs. This system was called “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” and is one that is taught broadly within psychology. Here’s what you need to know about this system and how it can relate to your teen.

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The Link Between Ballet and Eating Disorders

With graceful lines and layers of tulle, the world of dance is certainly one of beauty. From a young age, dancers are taught about poise, musicality and movement – all of which must come together in a performance of flawless grace. Within the world of dance, however, the pressures to constantly perform with such beauty …

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4 Benefits of Technology for Teens

Sometimes it is hard for parents to see the benefits of technology for teens. After all, when teens spend endless hours playing video games or staring at their smartphones, technology can feel more like a burden than a benefit. However, in today’s challenging world, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the positive effects of …

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How to Prioritize Mental Health in the New Year

The end of a year is a time to look back and reflect, and the beginning of the next year is a perfect opportunity for clearing the slate and looking ahead with renewed positivity. Hence, it’s a great time for everyone in the family to renew their focus on mental wellness—and particularly for teens, who …

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