Teens & Tweens

Schools Have a Hand in Causing Mental Illness in Teenagers

About the Author: It's always a beautiful day in TherapyInsider.com's Mr. Jeff Rogers' neighborhood.  After 3-plus decades working with troubled children in both public and private schools, it's time to start sharing what I've learned, and what I've told folks they should do.  You be the judge.  See for yourself.  There's a lot to be said for trying stuff out in the cauldron of the day-in and day-out practice. D...

Why It's Important to Read Between The Lines When it Comes to Teenage Depression

Coming into the 21st century, America has made tremendous progress regarding its treatment, appreciation, and understanding of mental health and mental illness. Nevertheless, the "land of the free" still has quite a ways to go regarding its cultural understanding and, furthermore, its treatment of the millions who bravely admit to suffering from a psychological illness. This is especially true when referring to America's tendency of sti...

Second Act | Compassionate and Effective Approach to Rehabilitating Young Offenders

// // fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.9"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]> Here in America, we have a serious, troubled teen problem. More specifically, our nation has a serious issue with how it perceives, alienates, and most imp...

ATTENTION HELICOPTER PARENTS: It's Time You Land on A More Effective Style of Parenting

Are you a parent guilty of ‘helicopter parenting?’ In other words, do you tend to hover over your child while finding it difficult –if not impossible- to let them make their own decisions? If so, it’s probably time to learn to ‘let go,’ so to speak. Sound Advice for 'Helicopter Parents'  According to Myros Allegre of Xoloo.com , one of the most difficult aspects of parenting is knowin...

To Parents of An Angry Troubled Teen or Young Adult: Here's Some Advice

Anger in Troubled Teens and Young Adults Everyone feels anger. Whether it stems from standing in a long line behind a senior citizen whose attempting to pay with expired war-bonds, or finding out you're highly underappreciated, sci-fi show is getting canceled -  we all feel rage at one point or another. Be that as it may, teenagers and young adults often struggle with handling their inner-rage more so than adults. In fact, there...

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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...