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How Parents Can Raise Teen Driver Safety Awareness

For many teens, learning to drive is one of the biggest rites of passage they’ll experience before becoming full-fledged adults. It’s exciting and offers them previously unheard-of levels of freedom and autonomy. However, it’s also dangerous and parents should take steps to raise teen driver safety awareness. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of […]

How Bullied Teens Can Get Back to Living a Normal Life

Bullying is traumatic for the victims. Many bullied teens have a difficult time getting over the experience. Bullying can affect a teenager’s self-confidence and interfere with their ability to complete tasks, follow their regular routine, and enjoy the things that they normally enjoy. Understanding how bullying affects teens is an important aspect of helping teenagers […]

Understanding Why Teens Become Bullies: How Can You Help

No parent wants their kids to be bullies, and it’s upsetting to find out that your child has been doing the bullying. This can be hard for parents to understand. Most parents believe that they’ve taught their children to be polite, kind, and respectful of others. So why would your teen resort to bullying behaviors? […]

The Importance of Mental Illness Awareness in Schools

Did you know that the average age that people start showing early signs of mental illness is 14 years old? This is one of many reasons why schools need to be involved in mental illness awareness. Take a look at some of the things that you should know about mental illness awareness and why it’s […]

6 Ways to Take Action in Raising Mental Illness Awareness

Mental health issues can affect anybody. There are no rules about spreading mental illness awareness – it could happen to you, to a friend of yours, or to a family member. Unfortunately, despite ongoing research and advancements in the field of mental health issues and treatment, many people have misunderstandings or incorrect assumptions about mental […]

How to Talk to Your Teen About Prescription Drug Abuse

There’s an opioid epidemic in the United States, and it isn’t just adults who are at risk. Teenagers are also sometimes prescribed addictive prescription painkillers and other drugs that they become dependent on, and they’re sometimes also introduced to these drugs in other ways. The consequences of drug use in teenagers can be very serious, […]

Adolescent PTSD: What You Need to Know

Often, people unfamiliar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associate the condition with adults, and specifically with military veterans. And while it isn’t uncommon for military veterans to experience PTSD as a result of their experiences in war zones, they aren’t the only ones who experience PTSD. Anyone who undergoes a traumatic experience can suffer from […]

Anxiety Attacks vs Panic Attacks: What’s the Difference?

Your heart is racing. Your breathing is rapid. You feel nauseated. You’re paralyzed by intense feelings of fear, even though there’s no obvious reason for you to be afraid. Minutes later, it’s over. What just happened? Did you have a panic attack or an anxiety attack? Many people don’t understand the difference between the two, […]

Youth Subcultures: What You Need to Know

“I’m an individual!” says your teen, as they choose clothes, accessories, electronics, and activities that mirror those of their friends. It can be challenging and even upsetting to watch your teen change from the child you knew so well into a person who you barely recognize, and it’s understandable that you may want to challenge […]

Is Your Teen Experiencing Positive or Negative Peer Pressure?

When you have teenagers, it is only natural to be concerned about peer pressure. After all, you could be concerned about how the influence from other teens might impact your son or daughter. You probably already know that peer pressure can negatively impact your teen, but what you might not realize is that peer pressure […]