Author Archives: Angus Whyte

About Angus Whyte

Angus is a writer from Atlanta, GA. He writes about behavioral health, adolescent development, education, and mindfulness practices like yoga, tai chi, and meditation.

Can an App Create the Perfect Daily Schedule for Your Teen?

Life is all about balance. Finding happiness – or at least a daily schedule you can live with – takes trial and error. As adults, we know what’s best for us. Over the years, we learn how much sleep we need, how much exercise we need, how much downtime we need, and how much work […]

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Talking to Teens: What is Your Teen Ready to Hear (And How Do You Know)?

While researching topics and articles for our blog, we found an article in the online pop culture/positive storytelling website Upworthy called “Adults Share Things Teens ‘Aren’t Ready To Hear,’ And It’s Some Solid Advice For All Ages.” Funny, we thought. What kind of things are they talking about? What are teens not ready to hear […]

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Is Your Teen at Risk of Human Trafficking?

Child trafficking is a serious problem in the U.S. and worldwide. This abhorrent practice almost disappeared in the U.S. in the 1990s, but is back, and increasing every year. The return of child trafficking is directly related to the prevalence of the internet, smartphones, and social media/messaging technology. Texting and messaging technology appeared in the […]

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Dance, Drama, and Drawing: How to Support a Teen’s Interests in the Arts

In the year 2021, teens looking for ways to spend their spare time have virtually unlimited options. Instant connectivity – a result of the computer revolution – allows them to go online and connect with peers who share their same interests at any time they choose. Teens can connect with teens halfway around the world, […]

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Parents of Teens: Encourage Exploration, But Set Limits

If you’re the parent of a teen interested in improving your teen’s social skills, you probably spend time reading up on teen psychology. Here’s a theme, or trope, you likely see all the time: Life is about experiences. The more new, diverse experiences you have, the more you learn and grow. The more you learn […]

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The Link Between Pollution and Depression in Teens

In the United States, rates of teen depression are on the rise. The pandemic increased awareness about the increase in teen mental health issues in general. Experts on adolescent development warned the accumulated stressors of stay-at-home orders, virtual school, and uncertainty/fear of disease and illness would exacerbate existing mental health issues among teens already diagnosed […]

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The Roles We Play: Family Therapy and Teen Substance Use Disorder

If your teen receives a diagnosis for a substance use disorder, the diagnosing clinician will most likely recommend treatment at one of the following levels of care: Residential Treatment Center (RTC) Teens with severe substance use disorder who are not stable at home and cannot participate in school life may need the full support of […]

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Preventative Psychiatry for Teen Mental Health

Teen mental health is a primary concern in our society right now. The pandemic significantly disrupted the end of the 2019-2020 school year and the entire 2020-2021 school year. So far, the 2021-2022 school year – fingers crossed – appears to be a return to our regularly scheduled programming. Or, at very least, most high […]

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Why Won’t My Teen Come to Me for Advice?

Tips on Building Trust With Your Teen A funny thing happens during pre-adolescence. This isn’t true for all kids, but for most. One day they’re all talk. Chitter-chatter about this, that, and the other thing. From the moment you pick them up from school or they get home from the bus stop to the moment […]

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