Teens & Tweens

Young Adolescents as Likely to Die From Suicide as From Traffic Accidents, Study Says

Young Adolescents as Likely to Die From Suicide as From Traffic Accidents On November 4, 2016, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the public with a terrifying revelation in their latest publication: teens in jr. high are just as likely to die from suicide as they are from a traffic accident.   Online Bullying May Be to Blame for High Teen Suicide Rate Teenage depression affects our ...

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...

How Two Teachers are Combating The Epidemic of Teenage Heroin Abuse

Epidemic of Heroin Abuse Among Teens and Young Adults  Our nation's young men and women are getting hooked on heroin and opiates in record numbers. While heroin's usage has declined overall, a significant portion of young people remains addicted. According to federal data, heroin abuse amongst young adults - ages 18 - 25 - has more than doubled since 2002. What's more? Heroin is becoming increasingly popular among high school...

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...

New Study Says Antidepressants May Make Teens More Depressed

Common Depression Drugs for Adolescents Are Ineffective It is not uncommon for good-intentioned and loving parents to turn to prescription medications in an attempt to relieve their child's depression. However, what if parents knew these medications prescribed to depressed teens were not only ineffective but instead, made symptoms worse? Would parents really roll the dice with their child's mental health?  It's time parents knew ...

New Report Shows That Bullying is A Worldwide Issue

Teenage Bullying, A Global Issue What do the children of the United States, Pakistan, Uganda, and Sierra Leonne have in common?  The Answer: Bullies. As it turns out, bullying is a global issue. UNICEF conducted a portal U-Report that included 100,000 young people from developing regions, such as Mozambique, Swaziland, Mali, Guinea, and Zambia. In addition to their myriad of terrible social issues, these underdeveloped coun...

5 Tips for Raising Your Troubled Teenage boy

 Parenting a teenage boy is difficult. Raising a troubled teen, however, can seem to be almost impossible at times. In this article, we provide parents of a troubled teenage boy with tips on how to approach their child's behavioral issues.   Tip #1: Get to The Bottom of The Issue. - There is always an underlying issue for a teen’s misbehavior. The time of adolescence can be tumultuous for a teenage boy. New...

Teenage Eating Disorders Can Be Fatal

For some teens, eating disorders can do severe damage The transitional time of adolescence is a difficult one to navigate. Teens are pressured to act a certain way, talk a certain, way, and above all, look a certain way. The pressure to look good and impress their peers is sometimes too much for an adolescent. Unfortunately, these pressures to look 'good' can cause some teens to develop an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a ...

Ease Your Teen's Anxiety and Depression Without Risking Their Life

How to Cure Teen Anxiety and Depression Without Risking Lives The United States has a growing problem with how we approach teenage depression and anxiety; It is up to us as a nation to change that. Nowadays, parents are quick to turn to immediate solutions regarding the mental health of their child. After all, we are a pill using nation and believe that one pill can literally solve all of our mental health maladies. However, taki...