Category Archives: Parenting

Research Report – Study Defines Stages of Engagement in ADHD Treatment 

Helping Families Navigate the ADHD Treatment Process ADHD is one of the most common behavioral disorders among children and teens in the U.S. Data from the Centers for Disease Control published in 2016 and 2019 show the prevalence of ADHD among children age 3-17 increased between 2003 and 2011, then decreased between 2011 and 2019: […]

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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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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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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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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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The Risks of Social Media to Adolescent Mental Health

If you’re the parent of a teenager in the year 2021, there’s a good chance you worry about the impact of social media on their mental health. You have good reason to worry. Media headlines over the past several years have presented a consistent message: social media is bad for our teens. Data from reputable […]

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