teen parenting

11 tips to help the teen addict in your life

Addiction is a dangerous disease that is extremely difficult to watch unfold especially when it’s happening to your teen. Many parents of teen addicts tend to feel lost and unsure of what methods to take. Dealing with addicted teens is a sensitive subject that has no definite right or wrong answer because each teen, parent and [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:54:31+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

How to deal with an angry or oppositional defiant teen?

As a parent, you may be dealing with an angry or an oppositional defiant teen, who is yelling at you from time to time. For many of us parents, we automatically yell back! It's a natural response. We unknowingly internalize the yelling as: "Who does he or she think they are?" When you yell back [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:07:31+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Parenting|0 Comments

Surprising places teen drug addicts hide drugs

The teens of today have become quite savvy in their creativity. There are some very common, but not so easily detectable places for teen drug addicts to hide their stash. Below is a list of the more common and popular hiding places where kids and teens hide their drugs: Their vehicle Game controllers (xbox, wii, [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:07:43+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Parents and Teens|0 Comments

Depressed parents increase risk of teen substance abuse

Image courtesy of the Morgue Files There is a great deal of research documenting that the children and teens of depressed parents are at high risk for depression and teen substance abuse along with other anti-social activities. Researchers expect that teens of mothers who were currently depressed would be most likely to engage [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:08:50+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Parenting|0 Comments

Teens and drug rehab – What parents should know?

If an adolescent starts behaving differently for no apparent reason, such as acting withdrawn, frequently tired or depressed, or hostile – it could be a sign the teen is developing a drug related problem. Parents and others may overlook these signs and attribute them to be a normal part of puberty, but it could also [...]

By | 2017-07-14T14:51:14+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Parents and Teens|0 Comments

Teen Suicide Warning Signs to live by

Understanding that teen suicide warning signs are serious calls for help is important. Many teenagers share their thoughts and feelings in a desperate attempt to be acknowledged. In many cases, they don't know how to deal with their feelings and problems and are looking for someone to help them find assistance. Acknowledging these warning signs [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:08:59+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Teen Mental Behavior|0 Comments

9 tips to Improve your relationship with your teen

Courtesy of Pixabay 1. Spend time with your teen It's all too easy for parents to be sidetracked right when their children need them most — especially during the teenage years - because our teens are so much more independent now. Our teens need our undivided attention. The fact of the matter is, parents need [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:09:06+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Parenting|0 Comments

Teen Cutting – What’s up with that?

  At first glance after scanning through the poem about teen cutting above, it looks like an innocent writing assignment. The poem is contained in a typical school composition notebook. But after closer inspection, it is no run of the mill creative writing exercise. It is more of a cautionary tale written by a teen [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:09:38+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Teen Mental Behavior|0 Comments