Family Matters

Your Teen Has ADHD And You Don't Even Know It

It's common for a parent to say of their attention stricken teen, "Shouldn't my teen have outgrown this by now?" You watch your child act with little regard for the consequences, become easily distracted from a task, and be seemingly unable to organize their time and activities. Meanwhile, you barrage your child with insidious comments like, "you're acting like a five-year-old," or "When will you ever grow up and act your age?" Getting...

Failure to Launch Syndrome

Failure to Launch Syndrome | Why Millennials Are Failing To Leave the Nest Across the nation, millions of millennials (ages 18-35) are currently still living with their parents. This massive epidemic of young men and women 'failing to launch' has become a growing issue among Generation Y, leaving their parents frustrated and at a loss as to what they can do for their wayward offspring. As to why young adults are failing to live a...

To Parents Who Are Sick and Tired of Your Troubled Teen : Don't Feel Guilty

Are You Tired of Your Troubled Teen? Here's What to Do Some cold hard facts about Parenting: Raising a child is hard. Raising a teenager is harder. Raising a troubled teen is hell. If you are the parent of a troubled teenage boy or girl who has a lack of respect for authority, is sexually acting out, and/or is experimenting with drugs and alcohol, don't feel guilty; You are not alone. In fact, there are millions of parents who share y...

Understanding The Behavior of Troubled Teens | Why Love Conquers All

Normal teen vs. troubled teen behavior To adequately assist troubled teens in overcoming self-sabotaging tendencies and negative behavioral patterns, parents must first comprehensively understand their child's underlying issues  (negative motivations that contribute to the adolescent's compulsivity and proclivity for negative thinking). Fortunately, parents need not search far and wide (or at all) to find what is perhaps the large...

Contraceptive Pills Are Linked To Depression - What Parents of Teenage Girls Need to Know

Scientists Link The Pill to Depression and Doctors Can No Longer Ignore it  The University of Copenhagen conducted a nationwide study and found a potential linkage between pharmaceutical contraceptives and depression in young women. The study included one million Danish women between the ages of 15 and 34 making the study the largest of its kind. The Danish study's researchers found that women who took the birth combined oral con...

Doctor Gives His Expert Advice To Parents : How to Support a Child Suffering From Anxiety Disorder

Battling anxiety in your teens is terrifying and lonely. Many adolescents who suffer from anxiety, fight their battles in secret, unbeknownst to family and friends. What's worse, these teens have a difficult time trusting anyone and feel as though they need to hide their struggles from others; they feel as if they are entirely alone. Needless to say, raising an anxiety-ridden child can be a daunting task, one that renders many parents ...

Don't Miss The Warning Signs of Teenage Depression | 10 Things to Look For

Don’t Miss The Warning Signs of Adolescent Depression! Unfortunately, mistreatment of adolescent depression can potentially lead to catastrophic consequences. Below are ten signs to help parents identify whether their teen suffers from depression or not. 1 - Anxiety Teens suffering from depression will often have a difficult time managing stress or anxiety in an appropriate manner. If a teen seems to be overly stressed or misha...

Is Your Teen Abusing Drugs and Alcohol? 10 Signs to Look Out For

There seems to be an ever-increasing epidemic of our nation’s youth using and abusing drugs or alcohol. Raising a troubled teen who self-medicates through abusing drugs or alcohol is every parent's worst nightmare. Pay Attention to The Signs of Teenage Drug Abuse  If you are a parent of a troubled teen, it is imperative to catch abuse early on to spare your child from a life of regret and despair. Below, are ten warning sig...

Five Types of Peer Pressures That May be Harming Your Teen

Peer Pressures Can Bend a Teen Until They Break Peer pressure is something that can affect any teenager during any point in their adolescence. If the cool kids at the top of the pecking order say it’s cool, it is so. The social urge to be cool and widely accepted can be an all too powerful temptation for even the most morally sound and emotionally resolved adolescent. Teenagers often lack the ability to make decisions ...