One Online Store Is on a Mission: Positive Teen Body Image June 23, 2016
Retouch, airbrush, thinner body type, and boom--you’ve got yourself the “perfect” body that the media pushes in magazines, movies, advertisements, clothing stores, and more. This distorted view of what a “liked” body looks like is preventing young people from developing a healthy teen body image. Almost no one looks like what is portrayed everywhere, which isn’t a healthy message to send: you should look like this, but no one looks like this. It’s pushing the unattainable,...
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Parenting Tips: Improving Self-Esteem in Teens June 20, 2016
Causes of Low Self-Esteem and Techniques for Improving Self-Esteem in Teens In high school, teens develop a more concrete sense of their self-image and self-worth. It is not uncommon for teens to have issues with low self-esteem or self-image. Teens can develop self-esteem issues due to a variety of reasons. As a parent, it is important to know common causes of low self-esteem and ways of improving self-esteem in teens. The Huffington Post recently discussed some...
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Teen Stress and More Can Be Treated With Animal Therapy June 17, 2016
Psychology Today recently published an article discussing the effect “animal assisted interventions”--otherwise known as animal assisted therapy--has on issues like teen stress. Mainly anecdotal evidence supports that animals have healing qualities for those struggling with disabilities, trauma, and more, but hard research has begun to support it also. Decreasing teen stress and more with animals A great example of animals relieving young adult and teen stress is something many college campuses have been doing lately: bringing...
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Importance of Art Education for Autism June 15, 2016
Importance of Art Education: The Arts Build Social Skills in Kids with Autism Recently, schools have been integrating students with high-functioning Autism into traditional classrooms. While this provides an abundance of benefits for autistic children and their peers, there can be challenges in regards to social interactions. Many people today, argue that there isn’t an importance of art education within school curriculum. People think that students only need to learn the basic fundamental skills such as,...
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Three tips to diffuse an Angry Teen June 15, 2016
There are a few tricks to help diffuse an angry teen, counselors from all over the nation share their top tips and advice to help parents in tough situations. The first and most important piece of advice is to make sure yourself and the teen are not in a place where physical harm may come to you or them.  These tips are focused much more on teens that are emotionally angry and not threatening you, themselves,...
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Sleep Deprivation in Teens and School Struggles June 15, 2016
Sleep deprivation in teens has serious consequences. Depression, stress, anxiety, heart disease, and much more has been linked to not getting enough shuteye. Sleep deprivation in teens has the power to disrupt every aspect of a teenager’s life--school, work, and at home. It can cause your teen to be irritable, have trouble focusing, and disrupt the entire learning process. The fact that it interrupts your child’s education should be reason enough to intervene and help your...
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13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise in Teens June 14, 2016
How to Promote Health Benefits of Exercise in Teens Overtime, exercise has been proven to have wonderful effects on physical and mental health. Regardless or physic or age, studies have shown that making time for exercise provides multiple benefits. Developing good mental health and brain function as a teen is incredibly important to achieve overall well-being. The health benefits of exercise in teens can eliminate potential risks in areas across the spectrum. The Huffington Post discusses...
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Doctors Have Started Using Books to Treat Mood Disorders in Teens June 9, 2016
Novel Medicine: Curing Mood Disorders in Teens Books today open the minds of children everywhere. The inspire kids to imagine new worlds, possibilities, and dreams. Many kids today become personally motivated or moved by book series and the fascinating characters that build each story. Reading has an amazing potential to expand the minds of children, but we’ve never considered the potential it has to benefit the minds of individuals suffering from mental illness. The idea of...
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Author/Mom Confronts Teen Bullying and Gossip in Starbucks June 6, 2016
Michelle Icard, mother and author of a parenting book, was sitting quietly in a Starbucks when she heard something disturbing behind her: three teen girls making fun of a fourth girl that wasn’t present. The girl they were speaking of had wrote a song for a talent show about being lonely--and they were making fun of her. Not only that, but they were complaining about the ugly or unworthy gifts they’d been given in the past....
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Negative Effects of Teen Sleep Deprivation: Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep? June 4, 2016
Research Reveals that Depression May Be Linked to Negative Effects of Teen Sleep Deprivation A recent article by Reuters discusses current research that has connected depression in teen girls to negative effects of teen sleep deprivation. The negative effects of teen sleep deprivation can have serious effects on teens developing bodies and minds. Our technology driven culture is only contributing to sleep deprivation problems. People are constantly using a form of technology before bed which has...
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