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Bullying Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=6c2b203b-b496-4917-8ecf-5857ead08410#.Wstv1Fw-dBx The effects of bullying don’t end after grade school. Studies have shown that children who are bullied can grow up to be depressed or have low self-esteem. Can you separate the hard facts from the popular misconceptions about bullying? Click below to start the quiz.

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Bullying can cause lasting mental health issues

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=150c20a7-72ea-452c-a6b7-56d9c8a6c88d#.WsJ-jtTwbRZ Bullying isn’t a normal part of growing up. It can lead to multiple mental health issues for kids and the adults they become. A new study outlines the impact of bullying and how long the effects can last. Researchers followed more than 11,000 twins who took surveys about bullying. The researchers assessed the […]

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Identifying teen alcohol and drug abuse

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2014/09/the-medical-minute-identifying-teen-alcohol-and-drug-abuse/ The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades – but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever. Parents have to educate themselves about more […]

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Teen Oral Care

Original Source: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/teen-oral-care Overview Braces, third molars, facial appearance and bad breath are just a few new things for your teenagers to worry about as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Because kids are busy with school, jobs, sports and social activities, — plus eating a lot of junk food — you’ve got a […]

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Giving Teen Substance Abuse the Attention it Deserves

Original Source: http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org/12-steps/giving-teen-substance-abuse-the-attention-it-deserves.htm Decades of research have told us what kind of treatment teens who abuse drugs and alcohol need – yet new reports suggest only 10 percent of adolescents needing help for substance abuse problems actually receive treatment. Why are we failing America’s teens? Fewer Addiction Treatment Programs for Adolescents According to a study funded […]

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How do I explain consent to my teen?

Original Source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article What exactly is consent and how can you talk about consent with your teen? Consider the following: Here are some good questions to start a discussion about consent with your teen: What do you think it means to have someone’s consent to do something? Is it ever okay to do something without someone’s […]

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What Causes Depression and Who is at Risk?

Original Source: http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/mental-disorders/depression/ Depression is a dysregulation of the brain function that control emotions (or moods). It is a mood disorder characterized by intense and persistent negative emotions. These emotions negatively impact people’s lives, causing social, educational, personal and family difficulties. Depression is different than feeling sad or down. It is a medical condition affecting the […]

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Best Parenting Approach: Focus on Your Teen’s Health, Not Weight

Original Source: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/best-parenting-approach-focus-teens-health-not-weight For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating […]

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