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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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How Children Can Manage Academic Stress

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-children-can-manage-a_b_8078198.html Have you ever heard of your allostatic load? While this term may be unfamiliar to you, it is a critical factor to consider for managing stress. In this short interview, Victor Carrion, Ph.D., a childhood development and behavioral sciences expert, explains that it is not necessarily individual cases of stress that cause us […]

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Wellness Tips for Teenagers Only

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teens-health-tips_b_1711684.html I can only imagine how hard it is to be a young woman these days! They are surrounded by ridiculous images of “perfection” while trying to grow into their own skin and feel beautiful. My daughter is on the verge of her teenage years and I’m so glad she’ll have my book when […]

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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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Vaccines for Preteens and Teens

Original source: https://www.webmd.com/children/preteen-and-teen-immunizations#1 When your child hits the preteen and teen years, it’s time to find out which vaccines he needs to get. Check with your pediatrician about the latest recommendations. If your child gets his shots on time, he’ll stay safe from some preventable serious diseases.  

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How can I keep my teen safe on social media?

Original Source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article Whether we like it or not, social media is here to stay. Teens are engaging with each other via social media now more than ever. In a 2015 report by the Pew Research Center, 92% of teens report going online daily. This increase in use is aided by teens having their own smartphones. […]

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What if I think my teen is abusive?

Original Source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article It can be difficult to imagine your teen displaying abusive behaviors in their dating relationships. It is important not to ignore these behaviors. Some early signs of unhealthy behaviors may include: Being upset about their partner spending time away from them Asking their partner to change how they dress Showing jealousy towards their […]

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Take time to talk to teens about alcohol

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=e9dd74b7-3307-4c79-8108-dbdc9869d074#.WphXYh3wbRZ Prom activities are right around the corner, and it’s easy to get carried away with celebrating. But this year, make sure alcohol doesn’t turn the event into a tragedy for your teen. A lifesaving talk One of the most dangerous things a teenager can do is drink alcohol. But it’s likely that a […]

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