Category Archives: Family & Home Life

Parental Controls: Teens Still See Pornography Despite Parents’ Best Intentions

Mental Health Distress in Teens Obsessed with Pornography Parenting a teenager in the internet age is challenging. Thirty years ago, it was possible to control a teenager’s access to media with relative ease. Smartphones did not exist. Most families had televisions, but most programming was PG, with the exception of cable TV, where blocking explicit […]

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Teens in Treatment: The Value of an Active Lifestyle

Why Residential Treatment Centers (RTC) For Teens Include Exercise in Treatment Programs The benefits of exercise for the mind, body, and emotions are well-documented. Exercise helps people who have no physical, psychological, or emotional disorders maintain a strong body, a sharp mind, and a balanced emotional life. Exercise also helps people with physical, psychological, or […]

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Drugged Driving Rivals Dangers of Drunk Driving

Drugged driving doesn’t get as much national attention as drunk driving, but it’s every bit as dangerous. Like alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs impair teens’ ability to drive safely and are part of the reason motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death among young people. Experts warn that legalization may make the problem […]

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Why Are Teens Lonelier and More Depressed?

Do Cell Phones Make Teens Lonely? If you’re the parent of a teen, you’ve probably seen a constant stream of headlines over the past year and a half about teen mental health. The consensus is that we’re in the midst of what laypeople and professionals alike label a teen mental health crisis. These headlines started […]

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Anger Management for Teens

How to Help Teens Handle Powerful Emotions We all get angry sometimes. Some of us get angry often, while some of us have a sunny disposition by default. We don’t angry very often and don’t get bothered by much. Those of us who do get angry a lot learn how to manage that anger. If […]

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The Link Between Childhood Insomnia and Mental Illness

Many kids have trouble sleeping now and then. But if your child doesn’t outgrow their sleep struggles, they may be at higher risk of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. New research shows the importance of identifying and addressing insomnia in children as early as possible. Children with insomnia symptoms that persist into young […]

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August is National Wellness Month

The concept of wellness is not new. Most of us have a basic idea of what it means – in its contemporary connotation – but let’s check and see if this modern vision of wellness coincides with the traditional meaning of the word. The first definition we found reads like this: The quality or state […]

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Back-to-School Anxiety for Teens Entering High School

For many teens, finally making it to high school is a dream come true. It’s something they look forward to from the moment they see all the older kids and teenagers having fun and exciting high school adventures in movies and on television. Compared to middle school and elementary school, they see starting high school […]

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Helping Teens Return to Structure and School

For most families across the U.S., this past year has been like no other. We all know why: the pandemic. We hope that it’s ending and that most of us are on the verge of returning to life-as-usual. Or perhaps a better way to say it is we’re returning to a new normal. But there’s […]

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