Mental Health

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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distressed teen male on park bench

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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While it’s not always easy to parent a teenager, something that we sometimes forget as parents is that making it through the teenage years is not easy for your child either. The beginning of their hormones growing wild, peer pressure to deal with, and the constant need to grow too quickly. It’s a lot to

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