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How to Spot Dangerous Teen Behavior During Summer Vacation

Dangerous Teen Behavior in the Summer Dangerous teen behavior can be caught early if we know what to look for. There are some clear warning signs and simple things you can do to stay engaged, open communication, and protect teens from pitfalls. Everyone loves summer—especially teens. However, summer can be a dangerous time for teenagers. That’s [...]
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Empowering Teens, Restoring Families

How to Talk to Teens

How do you talk to teens? Parents have been trying to figure this out for a long time. Talking to teens isn’t always easy. But it’s more important than you might imagine. An ongoing, meaningful connection between kids and parents is key. In addition, it is one of the most powerful factors in supporting teen [...]
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Mental Health, Restoring Families

The Power of Positivity for Teen Mental Health

Has anyone ever told you that all you need to do is “stay positive” and everything will work out? Optimism is a wonderful quality, but creating positivity requires more than hoping for the best. Rather, it’s an ongoing practice of cultivating positive emotions in every aspect of life. According to Barbara Fredrickson, a leading researcher [...]
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Mental Health, Restoring Families

5 Ways to Balance Teen Emotions and Increase Well-Being

No matter how old you are, learning to navigate the inner turmoil that life inevitably brings is no easy feat. But teenagers have extra challenges: hormonal changes, a brain that’s still developing, the intensity of social interactions with peers, academic demands, and their parents’ high expectations. And that’s if they’re lucky! Many teens also struggle [...]
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Mental Health, Restoring Families

How to Recognize and Heal Teen Attachment Disorder

Firstly, teen attachment issues are common and treatable. When we educate ourselves and reduce the stigma around mental health concerns, we heal our families. Teen Attachment and Parents No parent wants to hurt their child. Early life issues can lead to mental health challenges or substance abuse. Sub-optimal parenting means kids sometimes don't bond with caregivers. [...]