How to Open Up to Your Adoptive Parents

Aug 15, 2022

Even adults can struggle to explain or verbalize their emotions. As teens, you are still finding your way, so explaining how you feel can be difficult when you may not understand your feelings yourself. Still, it is essential to open up to your parents. Not only can they help you, but they can help you…

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How Attachment Impacts Body Image in Teen Girls

Aug 12, 2022

Women have long been pressured to look a certain way, a societal tension that begins at a young age for most girls. Even cartoons can give children a skewed view of their own bodies. This highly-edited body image landscape only increases as girls grow into adolescents, watch television, and use social media. It is crucial…

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Helping Your Teen Develop Healthy Attachments in the Age of Social Media

Aug 8, 2022

Social media is a massive aspect of the modern teenager’s lifestyle. While this can be a good thing, it is not free from problems. Teenagers use social media to connect, but they need to know the risks of social media and what to be aware of when scrolling.  Social media is not always engaging with things they’re…

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How to Build a Healthy Attachment With Your Teenage Daughter

Aug 5, 2022

Parent-child relationships are vital to a teenager’s growth and maturity. However, this relationship can become problematic when a teen is rebellious or a parent lacks patience. Building a healthy attachment with your teenager is key to bettering your relationship and communication skills. Not only will building this bond with your daughter strengthen your connection, but it…

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Should You Let Your Teenager Mess Up?

Jul 29, 2022

As a parent, you don’t want your children to get hurt. You want to catch them before they fall. Kids get bruised knees, and they need your support to get back up and heal. When your kids grow into teenagers, they crave independence. That means they’ll make mistakes and wrong choices and probably get hurt…

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How to Discipline a Difficult Teenager

Jul 25, 2022

No one ever said raising children was easy, but raising a teenager can be especially difficult. Even the most well-behaved child can become a destructive or rebellious teenager. Teens don’t need you to do everything for them, so setting boundaries and rules can feel pointless. You probably want to enact effective punishments as your teen…

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How to Make Talks With Your Teen Judgment-Free

Jul 22, 2022

As an adult and a parent, you know more than your child. You’ve lived more life, had more experiences, and can make better choices. However, just because you have answers doesn’t mean you can expect your child to. They are still growing and maturing. They will make mistakes and need to learn. Your job is…

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Advocating for Your Teen’s Mental Health

Jul 19, 2022

It is no secret that mental health is a vital part of one’s overall wellness. This is especially true for teenagers as they transition to adulthood. Not only are they facing school struggles, social balance, and new physical and emotional changes, they are going through a vulnerable stage in mental development. All of these factors…

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How to Help a Teenager Struggling in School

Jul 15, 2022

When your child is struggling, your first instinct may be to help them, hold their hand, and guide them. Unfortunately, not all problems can be fixed with a hug and an encouraging word or two. When your teenager is having a hard time in school, there may be several causes that need to be addressed.…

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