Category Archives: Family & Home Life

What Is Resilience and How Can It Help with Teen Anxiety and OCD?

Teens With Anxiety Can Learn Practical Resiliency Skills When we hear or read the word resilience, most of us know exactly what it means. Resilience, or resiliency, is an ability an individual has that allows them to deal with hardship as it’s happening or bounce back from a stressful or difficult experience after it happens. […]

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Little Ways to Help Your Anxious Teen

Practical Tips to Help Your Teen Manage Anxiety Symptoms As the parent of a teenager, you know adolescence is filled with ups and downs. You know because you experienced them yourself. Watching your teen experience them – with your new, adult/parent perspective – can elicit a range of emotion. First, let’s be honest: you may […]

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Teen Mental Health Issues: Don’t Wait for a Crisis

Delaying Treatment Makes Everything Worse If you’re the parent of a teenager, you know the past two years have been stressful. Strictly speaking, by the calendar, it’s been 19 months since schools around the country switched to virtual learning at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Most kids are back in school now, and things […]

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Surgeon General’s Advisory: Youth Mental Health in 2021

On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, the Surgeon General issued an advisory regarding the mental health of children and teens in the U.S. Here’s the short version: Our youth are in trouble – but there are things we can do to help. The rest of this article is the long version. Why a Surgeon General’s Advisory […]

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Underage DUI in Arizona: Laws and Consequences

What Happens if My Teen Gets a DUI in Arizona? As the parent of a teen, you have a lot on your plate. If your teenager gets their driver’s license when they turn 16, you have one more thing to think about, in addition to all the costs related to owning another car. It’s something […]

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Why Do Parents Wait to Get Help for a Teen Struggling with Mental Health?

Stigma and Awareness: Rewriting the Narrative About Mental Health When a teenager has mental health issues, they don’t always get the help they need. That help can come in many forms. For some teens, it may mean once a week outpatient treatment. For others, it may mean something more immersive, like an intensive outpatient program, […]

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The Consequences of Underage DUI in the State of Texas

What Happens if My Teen Gets a DUIA or DWI in Texas? As the parent of a teen, you have a lot to think about. When your teen turns 16 and starts driving, you have one more thing to add to the list – and this new item is not related to the costs associated […]

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What Parents Need to Know About the E-Cigarette Named Puff Bar

Vaping Synthetic Nicotine in Disposable Devices When we last wrote an article about e-cigarettes and vaping nicotine, the news was more positive than negative. We published that article – Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, and Substance Use in Adolescents – shortly after the public outcry around the most popular e-cigarette at the time, called Juul. The widespread animosity […]

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The Consequences of Underage DUI in the State of Washington

What Happens if My Teen Gets a DUI in Washington? When your teenager turns sixteen, it’s a big deal. For them, it’s an important milestone. It means they’re one step closer to graduation, one year closer to adulthood, and it’s the year when – if they’ve planned well and earned the privilege – they get […]

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