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The corrosive effects of shame

June 30, 2015   0 Comments

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Shame on you. This simple phrase is a timebomb. One way to interpret it is, “I place shame on you.” Almost like a curse. Another interpretation — the more traditional — is, “How dare you? How dare you stray so far from convention? How dare you do something so vile, repugnant, despicable, and inhuman?” Shaming
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It Takes Two: CBT may help teen cannabis addiction

June 30, 2015   0 Comments

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Parenting is a winding road with a confusing map. The issue of knowing when to intervene in a child’s life as they grow up is difficult. If given too much space, the child may fall into bad habits, hang out with the wrong crowd, abuse drugs and alcohol or get arrested. If given too little
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How to prevent teen dating violence

June 29, 2015   0 Comments

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Teens will obviously be more inexperienced when it comes to relationship matters. Of course, education about family planning will be important, but there are other pressing matters that deserve attention as well. For instance, teen dating violence and the dangers it presents. While it can be stereotypical to call teens emotional, they are nonetheless facing
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The truth about underage drinking in the home

June 26, 2015   0 Comments

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When it comes to drinking in the home, parents set their own ground rules regarding how alcohol is consumed, if at all, especially by their children. For teens, the bottom line remains that they are still legally not permitted to be drinking. A teen that is driving a car and is caught under the influence
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Proper ways to praise children

June 26, 2015   0 Comments

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While the concept of parents praising their children may seem nice and/or convenient, most parents may not realize that it can actually be harmful to their kids. It is always a good thing for parents to encourage their children; however, parents should be careful with how and what they are saying to praise their kids
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How to stage an adolescent intervention

June 25, 2015   0 Comments

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It is common for substance abusing teens to lose track of their daily life activities and spiral out of control. What starts as trying a certain drug one time, just to see what all the fuss is about, can eventually lead to habitual use. From there, psychological addiction, as well as physical tolerance, can develop.
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Reducing the stigma of mental illness among adolescents

June 25, 2015   0 Comments

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Unfortunately, stigma continues to be an issue when it comes to teens and perceptions about mental health. The Journal of Nursing Management has published an article stating that more improved and thorough testing is required to improve such stigmas. The research also states that millions of adolescents do not receive treatment because of the stigma
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Is laughter truly the best medicine?

June 24, 2015   0 Comments

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Henri Bergson was a French philosopher who wrote a remarkably unfunny essay on laughter. In the essay, Bergson reached three notable conclusions. One, laughter is human; meaning, we will laugh at the things other humans say or do. Two, laughter requires cerebral detachment. It’s funny when someone else slips on a banana peel. Three, laughter is
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Dealing with teen insomnia

June 24, 2015   0 Comments

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It is an established fact that adolescents and teens require more sleep than other age groups. On average, growing teens need 8 1/2 to 9 1/4 hours of sleep in order to function their best during their daily life. The problem is that approximately 12 percent of teens actually get the bare minimum amount of
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Helping teens deal with a suicide

June 23, 2015   0 Comments

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When someone commits suicide it affects everyone who knew that person. Most adults are able to go through the process of grief in a healthy way, learning to accept the loss and moving on with their lives, never forgetting the loss of this person, but not letting it halt their life completely. Teens may struggle
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