Being friends doesn’t mean you’ll never go through rough patches. Working through challenges is an important part of healthy friendships. It’s important to fight fair and to make up after an ...
The things you say to yourself play a big part in how you feel about yourself. That negative voice can really take a toll when it goes unchecked. Here are some ...
If you’re in your teens, you may be confused about how to exercise to get stronger, stay healthy or possibly even lose or gain weight. The good news is, there’s no ...
As a society, we often act like communicating is something we should just know how to do, like walking or breathing. In reality though, healthy communication can be tough! It’s a ...
Many students want to know how to deal with school stress. High school and college students are faced with new schedules, routines, teachers, friends, classmates, plus new material to learn. Even ...
There is no special type of person who becomes addicted. It can happen to anyone. Check out this step-by-step guide for teens on how to recognize substance abuse and find help. ...
An Upstander is someone who takes action against bullying behaviour. When an Upstander sees someone being bullied, they do something about it. They help to stop the bullying from happening, or ...
As parents we often aren’t sure what our role should be when a child is old enough to start dating. Should we be laying down the rules? Minding our own business? ...
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 ...
According to Stomp Out Bullying, 1 in 4 children are bullied each month in the USA. Everyone has a role to play in bullying prevention. Read here to see what you ...
The time will come in almost every teen’s life when they are confronted with drugs or alcohol. Some lucky ones may not experience this kind of peer pressure, but the unfortunate ...
I would say I’m sorry, but that wouldn’t mean much. The scars of bullying don’t go away with the words, “I’m sorry.” I was bullied for 8 years of my life. ...
Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues aren’t always easy to express – especially to your parents. If you’re unsure how to approach the conversation, check out these 10 tips for ...
Self care isn’t always bubble baths and pretty candles, sometimes it’s just getting out of bed, taking a shower, and reminding yourself how amazing you are. Self-love is meeting yourself exactly ...
Respect is the glue that holds your relationships together. Learn ways to be respectful and know what to do when somebody isn’t respectful toward you. Read More
Different people feel comfortable with different amounts of work or study and other commitments. Some people prefer more or fewer hours in these pursuits than others – one size doesn’t fit ...
As teens, it is key to prepare to manage life’s challenges in healthy ways if we are to thrive in an unpredictable world. Stress affects mood and causes physical discomfort. Stress ...
As early as elementary school, students who miss just two days of school each month are more likely to fall behind in reading, writing and math. Check out this video to ...
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. ...
Being in middle school is a time of huge transition, not only for your child but as a parent. Read here how to parent your middle schooler from assistant professor of ...
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 ...
As a junior in high school, I never thought it would happen to me. I was a varsity cheerleader, vice president of multiple clubs, and a prominent face in the student ...
Parents and other caregivers can guide children to develop lifestyle habits that will support their good health for years to come. We know that as a parent or caregiver you may ...
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 ...
The summer is winding down, and school is right around the corner. That means you’re going from a summertime schedule that probably involves work, seeing friends, or travelling, back to the ...
Having good friends can help boost your emotional wellbeing. Good friends do more than just making you feel happy, they are there for you when things get tough, and help support ...
There are lots of things you might need to talk with your parents about including your mental health, sex and relationships, situations you need help with or fights with friends. There ...
Is it good to be in the middle? Sometimes it’s not, like when you’re in the middle seat on a long car ride. But sometimes it is, like when you’re in ...