Category Archives: Teen Therapy

7 Ways to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Most societies considered teen pregnancy as a stigma. Pregnant and parenting teens are too young, immature and inexperienced to hold such a big responsibility. They should be in school and should only worry about what careers they want to pursue. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, out of 250,000 babies born to teen mothers, 77% of these are unplanned.  It is painful and disappointing when you see pregnant and parenting teens. You wonder how they will be able to provide and raise their children with no jobs and living  with their parents. How to show support […]

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Teen Pregnancy and Its Effects to Mental Health

It is reported that teen pregnancies in the country have been declining since 1991. Birth rate among teenagers aged 15 to 17 years old decreased by 7% and 4% among 18 to 19 years old. Although there is no solid evidence on why this came about, it is assumed that teenagers choose to abstain from sexual activities.    This is evidently good news, however, the country still ranks as one of the highest teen pregnancy rates among first world nations. It is still considered an alarming reality because it greatly affects the physical and mental health of expectant mothers. What are […]

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Helpful Tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ Teens

Parents of LGBTQ+ teens know that coming into terms of their sexual orientation is not an easy journey. It is a life-changing decision that requires a whole level of courage and confidence especially in coming out to the family. Teens, in general, experience so many changes and issues during their adolescent years. Finding their true self is both a struggle and a crisis that requires support and understanding by their family. Coming out as an LGBTQ+ is a more serious issue to tackle that demands time, open-mindedness and unconditional love from all family members. How to show love and support […]

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8 Ways to Protect your Children Against Media Violence

Nowadays, children have higher chances of being exposed to media violence due to the availability of technology and other channels. Parents and guardians are filled with worries and restlessness on how they can successfully protect their children from seeing aggression and violence at a young age. Looking after the children is already difficult and keeping an eye on their every move requires additional time and effort. There are parents who are busy at work and household chores and may not be able to closely monitor their children all the time.   How can you protect your children from media violence? You […]

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Media Violence and Its Effects to Children’s Behavior

Media violence is not new especially to those who are keen on watching television, listening to radio, reading newspapers and surfing the Internet. With the progress of communication and technology, they have become more accessible and convenient to all people especially, children. Sad to say, it is now easy and convenient for children to obtain information including videos and images about the violence around the world. All media outlets are broadcasting even the most violent and dangerous news without hesitation and sometimes with superficial warning. What are the effects of media violence on children’s behavior? Many children in the country […]

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10 Things Parents Can Do with their Children’s Learning Disabilities

10 Things Parents Can Do with their Children’s Learning Disabilities Learning disability is a genetic or neurological disorder. Most times, it is characterized as being dumb or lazy which is totally not. Children with learning disabilities struggle in their cognitive processes because their brains are wired differently. They are not dumb or lazy, they just understand and analyze in a manner different from other kids. Children with learning disabilities struggle in one or more specific skills like reading or writing but their disabilities do not affect their overall intelligence. What can parents do to help their children with learning disabilities? […]

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Children with Learning Disabilities

In the world where advanced science and technology reign, it is easy to think that nothing can remain unsolved and impenetrable. This is where we are wrong for even to this day, the progression of different learning abilities still baffles even the most brilliant therapists and psychologists. Learning disabilities are genetic or neurological disorders. People always misconceived this as being dumb or lazy, especially in school. It happens because a child does not study and does not care about the importance of learning. Parents think that their children behave this way because they are too lazy to use their brain. […]

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10 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse

Unbeknownst to many, child abuse comes in many forms. It is not just physical or verbal pain inflicted to children but even neglect is considered child abuse. Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment to children and not all parents are aware that this is a real thing. As parents, your responsibilities include providing your children with their basic needs and showering them with love and care. This is considered a foundation so that they will grow up to be mature and happy individuals. What can you do to prevent child abuse? Some parents fall short in raising their […]

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The Truth Behind Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious problem that can have a lasting impact. It affects children in an unimaginable way that somehow scars not just their physical state but also their emotional and psychological well-being. It is hard to think that even to this day, there are countless children who are experiencing this. Children view adults as their protector and mentor. When adults could not do this and hurt them instead, they feel that they cannot do anything. They just have to endure the pain and neglect because they are just children. What is child abuse? Child abuse happens when a […]

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Ways to Enjoy a Bully-Free Life

Bullying has been an ongoing issue for many years now. It does not solely refer to physical and verbal abuse, but it is also known to leave a traumatic impact on the psychological well-being of the victims. Bullying creates an alternate world for the victims to slowly fall into isolation and depression. Anyone can be a victim of bullying. It spares no one. It can happen anywhere. In most cases, it occurs in places you think are safe such as schools or in your neighborhood. In today’s digital age, it can happen online from people you do not know. Learning […]

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Effects of Bullying to Mental Health

Bullying has affected many children and adolescents over the past decades. It is not a new issue, and now there are studies supporting the claim that this can affect the mental health of the victims. It may even lead to more serious problems that will become difficult to handle in the future. Sad to say, it just continues to get worse each year.  More people are struggling to fight bullying yet only a few have made a bold move to ask for help or stop it. Until now, it is still a topic that many are aware of but are […]

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Guide for Parents on Teen Depression

Helpful Guide for Parents on Teen Depression The teenage years are a tough phase, but it gets more challenging and draining for teenagers who are experiencing extreme sadness and loneliness. Teen depression takes a heavy toll on parents. It is hard to detect and often, it is associated with their raging hormones. Parents perceive their change in mood and behavior as a part of their growing-up years. Teen depression is a serious mental health condition that is linked with persistent feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and even anger. Based on data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are […]

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Teen Depression

The Truth about Teen Depression Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that persistently creates an extreme feeling of sadness and disconnection. Teenagers feel worthless and anxious for no specific reason that may have an impact on their behavior and attitude. Before, professional psychologists and therapists thought that depression only affected adults. But now, it can strike on anyone of all ages.  It is hard to recognize depression among teenagers. The sudden change of their mood and behavior are often associated with their fluctuating hormones. You may perceive it as normal and harmless. It is reported by the World […]

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Keeping Mental Health Check During Distance Learning

5 Ways to Keep your Children’s Mind Alert during Distance Learning The hype of distance learning is slowly fading away as many students and parents complain of its threats to mental health. This may sound alarming, but distance learning is here to stay as part of the new normal.  Distance learning is may be a triggering factor to mental health but it is manageable.  Parents now are paying more attention to their children’s distance learning. They monitor their behavior and attitude closely to see if there are changes. This may sound too much but there are studies that back up […]

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 The Weight of Words: Effects of Body Shaming on Mental Health

Have you looked in the mirror lately and criticized your body? We may not be aware of it, but we are often self-conscious of our body shape, size, and weight. We often tell ourselves we are too thin or too fat, too light or too dark, too curly or too straight.  The teenage years serve as the transition from childhood to adulthood and is marked by physical, mental, and sexual developmental changes. It is during these times we become overly conscious about our looks and physical appearance, including our weight. Adolescents, above all, are particularly vulnerable to body shaming and […]

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Teen Anxiety

Teen Anxiety During COVID 

Isolation, quarantine, and remote online learning have taken a toll on everybody’s mental health. The stress, fear, and grief related to COVID has worn all age groups down especially younger folks. Specifically, teen anxiety during COVID times has been steadily increasing–as this age group is one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID on mental health.  Being a teenager is already difficult–they are in a phase of transition and uncertainty, and this pandemic is not making it any easier. Teens may be having a difficult time coping emotionally and psychologically during this pandemic. As a result of enforced […]

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Alcohol

Alcohol Use Among Adolescents

One of the common public health problems in the United States today is alcohol use among adolescents. Alcohol is the drug of choice among adolescents – it is cheap and readily available. Many people, young as they are, have tasted and continue to drink alcohol at an early age.  How Important Is This Problem? Alcohol use among adolescents is becoming a significant public health problem. In a recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey, they found that alcohol use among adolescents was as high as 29%, 14% binge drank, and an estimated 20% drink and drive. An alarming 7 million young people […]

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Child Psychology

Parenting an ADHD Child: How to Keep Your Hyperactive Kid Focused?

Is your child hyperactive? Are you looking for sustainable ways to parent your child with ADHD? There are several natural ADHD treatments available. So, what exactly is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder linked to the likelihood of impulsive behaviors due to excessive hyperactivity. You may encounter your child’s inability to focus on one thing at a time – engendering issues with prioritizing, following through, or finishing tasks altogether. Hence, organization may not be their best suit. It also means that they experience restlessness; it is strenuous for them to sit motionless, in one spot, for […]

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