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Teen depression is a crisis that affects many families across the country. Teen suicide has climbed exponentially in the past decade, with the pandemic increasing those numbers at an alarming rate. Mental health disorders have only been studied extensively in the past few decades and have troubling effects on youth. Young girls have reportedly experienced

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Teen Drug Use Statistics

By the Numbers: National Survey Captures Teen Drug Use What’s My Kid Thinking by Vaping? It’s great when parents want to think from the perspective of their child. This helps grow understanding, communication, and can help a parent learn more about particular topics. Online Education Helpful One method is by visiting reddit.com. This is an

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I used to love to write. I’d write anything. Songs, stories, poems, sometimes even comics. I’m 20 now and the idea of writing gives me discomfort. By discomfort, I mean, it makes me feel vulnerable, naked, exposed and self-conscious.  It started like this. In middle school, I won my first poetry contest. Actually, I submitted

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teenage drinking

Let’s face it, most teens are going to drink before they get out of high school. By 18, 69.4% of teens have tried alcohol and 41.5% drank within the last month, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. As parents, it’s important to carefully handle and recognize the signs of underage drinking. Even one

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Anxiety finds all of us at some point or another. For children and teens, this can be even more disruptive to their everyday lives. Teens experience heightened emotions regularly throughout adolescence and while growing up. Today more than ever before, teens are constantly surrounded by their peers whether in person or on their phones. Socially,

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As they grow, children and adolescents learn how to interact with others and to understand their emotions. When these things are taught effectively, they often have a positive impact on their lives. However, some emotions or behaviors can lead to bigger problems with a child’s overall well-being. Roughly 1 in 5 children deals with a

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Part of being a parent means you are willing to do anything possible to keep your child safe. However, that becomes much more difficult as they get older and the lines of communication are often limited. That is why talking about drugs and alcohol when your children are young and more open to the conversation

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