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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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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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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Can I Prevent My Teen from Holiday Drinking?

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when friends and family come together, perhaps this year over Zoom or FaceTime, and celebrate the year past and the anticipation for the year ahead. Often, it is also a time when the home liquor cabinet and refrigerator is stocked with alcohol and holiday drinking is …

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Repairing the Parent-Teen Relationship Before It’s Too Late

Parenting teens can be difficult. The closer to adulthood children get, the more likely they are to try to push away from their parents and become their own person. However, some teens push particularly hard, creating more conflict within their families—especially if they suffer from mental health disorders or substance abuse. In return, some parents …

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