Category Archives: Teens

APA- Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of school shootings

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Concussions

I came across a news release that discussed how ALL children are susceptible to concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), not just young athletes who play contact sports.  In fact, young children are most at risk because they’re less capable of protecting themselves.

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Scary Hallways and Chatrooms- Defining Bullying

I remember recently listening to a man who questioned the existence of bullying. According to him, yes young people can be teased, but he attributed “this bullying concept” to administrators who had blown childhood teasing out of proportion.

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Why Are Teens So Moody?

Yesterday I had a profound conversation online with my 14 year old cousin. She’s such a smart girl. She answered the question in the title with one simple phrase. Here’s how the chat went*: Traci: How’ve you been? 14yo: Good, … Continue reading

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