More Than a Phase: Symptoms of Depression in Teens

Let’s face it, being a teenager can be hard.  Your hormones are all out of balance and you’re growing rapidly, not a child but still not an adult yet.  Adolescence can be difficult and uncomfortable for many people, but where is the line drawn between typical teenage angst and depression.  Depression can become very serious…

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It’s a Scary, Scary World: Teens and Social Media

teens and social media

Teens and social media are pretty much inseparable in today’s world. It’s where they form relationships, communicate and shape their sense of selves. It’s undeniable, and frankly, unavoidable. Knowing how to help your daughter navigate this world is crucially important to her future well being. There are so many dangers online, and she’s extremely vulnerable.…

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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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