How Trauma Presents Itself In Adolescent Girls

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A 2016 Stanford Medicine article discussed that trauma may affect the brains of adolescent girls differently than it does the brains of boys. This study found structural differences between the boys and girls in the insula, a brain region that detects cues from the body and processes emotions and empathy. The insula helps integrate feelings,…

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Helping Divorced Families

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Divorce can have both positive and negative effects on children. As they adjust to a new family dynamic, it may take some time to develop their individual relationships with each parent. When divorce occurs new behavior and communication patterns develop, which can sometimes lead to the child or teen feeling uncertain about how they should…

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‘Inside Out’ Paints Vivid Picture of the Adolescent Mind

Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out, paints a vivid picture of the inner workings of adolescent girls’ minds. It explains why children sometimes struggle with events like moving: it’s life-changing at that age. In the movie, the main character/setting, Riley is an 11-year-old girl, who is comfortable where she is and succeeding in school. Then, her…

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Middle School Girls: The New Frontier

If you think back to the years of middle school, you might have the same embarrassing memories that many people have when reminiscing about middle school. For middle school girls, this is a time of self discovery and insecurities. Understanding what your tween is going through is important in helping her get through her middle school…

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Importance of Education for Girls

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Let’s say I gave you two toys, a Lego set and a toy doll. You had to choose to give one to your niece and one to your nephew. Who would you give what gift to? We automatically assume anything that has to do with caretaking or beauty is for females; anything that has to…

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