Types of Motivation Needed For Teen Mental Health

Since the early 1900’s, the scientists of psychology have tried to figure out why human beings behave the way they do. Exploring human behavior is the fascination of behaviorists, like B.F. Skinner and John B. Watson, who want to know what drives the observable behavior of human beings. Much of our behavior is driven by motivation. For instance, […]

How Parents Can Help a Lonely Teen

No parent wants to think that their teen is lonely and isolated from their peers. When you think of the high school experience, you probably think of events like dances, pep rallies, and parties that generally involve lots of people. If your teen is sitting home alone most nights, it’s easy to get worried about their social […]

Computer Addiction: Signs, Effects, Treatments

It’s 2018 and approximately 87 percent of Americans have a computer in their home. Computers have a wide variety of uses; people use them to work, to play games, to access the Internet, to send emails, and to post on social media. There’s no doubt about it: a computer (or a similar device such as a tablet […]

What Connects Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD?

Mental health disorders are nothing to be ashamed of. They’re very common, and anybody can suffer from one. Mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common, but aren’t completely understood. The public and even people whose job is to study mental health disorders don’t always understand what causes mental illnesses. […]

How Recovering Teens Can Show Appreciation to Their Loved Ones

Recovery isn’t easy for anyone of any age, but teens may have a particularly hard time. Teens in recovery are dealing with all of the usual teen stuff – raging hormones, social pressures, academic concerns, making plans for their future adult lives – on top of the ravages of addiction and the obstacles they encounter […]

Teaching Teens About the Power of Kindness

Kindness is about more than simply being nice, polite, or friendly, although those things contribute to the overall power of kindness. Kindness is about treating those around you with genuine care, compassion, concern, and acceptance. Sometimes kindness is mistakenly associated with naivety or weakness, which can cause some people – including image-conscious teenagers, to try […]

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 […]

What It’s Like to Live With a Chronic Illness

Chronic illness can be difficult not only for the person with the illness but also for the people around them. If you know and care about someone who has a chronic illness, you probably empathize with them and want to be helpful and caring. But it’s easy for people who have never experienced chronic illness […]

Teen Sleep Disorders and How to Manage Them

Everyone needs to sleep, and teenaged bodies especially need to get enough sleep to keep up with the developments and changes that take place during this time. But there is a multitude of factors, including certain teen sleep disorders, that often keep young adults from getting as much sleep as they need. Busy schedules, various […]

5 Relaxation Techniques Teens Can Benefit From

As anyone who remembers their own teen years knows, being a teenager can be very stressful. From nerves over first dates to pressure to get into good colleges, teens are dealing with a variety of new situations and life stressors during a time when relaxation is the last thing on their minds. It’s a lot. […]