The Risks of Being a Helicopter Parent

Mar 4, 2015

A helicopter parent is one who practices an intrusive style of parenting, controlling every facet of a child’s life. Although this behavior is normal when children are very young, it becomes increasingly more detrimental as children pass into adolescence and beyond. Successful adults develop out of teenagers who learn to be independent and make good…

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Addiction in Teenage Girls

Mar 2, 2015

Addiction in teenage girls is a growing problem in the United States. Although most parents are familiar with drug and alcohol abuse, they should consider and be aware of many other addiction risks today. Teenagers, both boys and girls, have an elevated risk for becoming addicted, but several aspects of a young woman’s emotional and…

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Treatment for Teens with OCD

Feb 27, 2015

Have you noticed signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder in your teen? OCD is an anxiety disorder that causes intrusive, irrational thoughts in sufferers that they feel can only be tempered by repeating certain behaviors. Common intrusive thoughts include feeling that harm may come to yourself or someone in your family, or fear that you have done…

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When Girls are the Victim of Other Girls’ Bullying

Feb 24, 2015

Bullying is a problem that’s easy to understand, but many people fail to recognize this form of abuse when it is perpetuated among girls. Adolescent girls bully differently than boys do, frequently making it difficult to identify and deal with. The emotional abuse inflicted by girls on their peers can be exceptionally harsh and damaging.…

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Recognizing Sexual Abuse in Teenage Girls

Feb 23, 2015

Sexual abuse of teenage girls is pervasive in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that one in four girls will experience sexual abuse before she turns 18. In addition to the emotional anguish that abuse brings, it leads to a variety of mental disorders, academic struggles, pregnancy, substance abuse,…

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Symptoms of ADHD in Children

Feb 20, 2015

Although the symptoms of ADHD can vary, they are a fairly reliable way of identifying a potential problem in your child. The condition formerly called attention deficit disorder (ADD), now known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has generated a great deal of controversy in the United States and many people believe it is over-diagnosed and…

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Coping with the Death of a Parent

Feb 18, 2015

The death of a parent is a devastating loss, and the resulting separation can have long-reaching effects on the children left behind. Feelings of anger, loss and abandonment are expected in divorce situations, but they often occur in the case of death as well. Although it is not usually the parent’s choice to leave, he…

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Increasing Rages Call for Anger Management Techniques

Feb 16, 2015

It’s normal to get angry. Anger management tools are useful for everyone, but when anger becomes frequent and/or out of control, they become a necessity. It’s not uncommon for teenagers to experience more frequent or more intense bouts of anger as they grow older. Their bodies are changing, growing into adults. Expectations are higher, pressures…

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Why Equine Therapy is Effective for Teenage Girls

Feb 13, 2015

Equine therapy, also known as equine-assisted therapy or EAT, is a powerful component of experiential treatment. Learning to work with animals, horses in particular, provides individuals with the opportunity to learn more about their own feelings and behaviors. The emotional connection between human and horse forms a critical component of an overall treatment plan, as…

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