Addiction can happen at any age. If you suspect your teen is using drugs, intervene and let your teen know that family and loved ones will stand by and offer loving ...
Empathy is a social skill that begins at birth. Children learn about themselves through the relationships they have with others. Both positive and negative interactions with their environment, siblings, friends, and ...
Parenting teenagers can be rewarding—but also very frustrating. One moment your child is happy and talkative, then suddenly doors are slamming and you’re getting the cold shoulder. Things you consider minor ...
Whether you’re the child’s non-addicted parent, a concerned relative, or a teacher, talking to kids about their parent’s addiction is not an easy conversation. But it’s one that needs to happen. ...
What seems to be new about today’s teenagers is that they aren’t just stressed about what’s going on at home or at school or in their own lives—they’re stressed about the ...
Depressed teens often experience significant emotional and sometimes physical pain, but may not know what to do to make it better or find the help that they need.1 Parents are usually ...
Being a parent is hard. Being a parent to a teenager is even harder. In this week’s ‘Teen Talk’ column, a young adult shares how parents can connect better with their ...
Parents and friends play different roles in the life of a teen. Where friends will introduce them to new ideas and ways of doing things, you can provide a secure grounding ...
Our parental instincts drive us to protect our children. Given a choice we’d bubble wrap them. But we can’t. We can, however, prepare them to navigate the world. We can support ...
No parent wants to hear that her child is a bully. It’s painful to think of your child inflicting harm on other kids. But bullying is also a serious issue for ...
Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human. It’s a foundation for acting ethically, for good relationships of many kinds, for loving well, and for professional success. ...
While this is a welcomed and exciting change, family therapists know transitions can be emotional and tough for our school-aged children. Even though most of us associate the end of the ...
When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when ...
It should come as no surprise that the pressure to be available 24/7 on social media is a very real challenge for today’s teenagers. Aside from the fact that their grasp ...
Practicing self-care routines at a young age can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. The earlier your child learns self-care, the more likely they are ...
Is your teen ready to seek professional help for their mental health? Find information regarding mental health services in Boone county at https://www.lookaroundboone.org/
Talking to your teen about self care can be difficult, so we spoke with leading experts on teen psychology to find out the best way parents can approach their teens to ...
Acrylic paint thickens and hardens when stored incorrectly. My 16-year-old isn’t very good about making sure the tops of his paints are screwed on tightly or at all, and it’s been ...
When teenagers are struggling with emotional problems, they often turn to alcohol or drug use to help them manage painful or difficult feelings. In this they are not different from adults. ...