What to Do if Your Teen Runs Away

What to Do if Your Teen Runs Away

by Lisa Davis, November 2, 2020

As part of National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) in November, we looked at why youth run away. There are different reasons why kids and teens flee from their homes, with strained family relationships often at the core. Almost half (47%) of teens experienced conflict at home that caused them to … Continue reading

Filled under : Parenting , Youth Homelessness
Internet Addiction in Teens – Know the Warning Signs

Internet Addiction in Teens – Know the Warning Signs

by Lisa Davis, October 3, 2020

As you walk across a high school campus or watch teens in the mall, you are likely to notice the tell-tale signs of smartphone use. There are slouched shoulders, curved backs, and an intense focus on mobile devices in their hands.  On average, teens spend nine hours each day online, … Continue reading

Filled under : Parenting
15 Signs of Self-Harm in Teens

15 Signs of Self-Harm in Teens

by Lisa Davis, September 24, 2020

Self-harm is the practice of hurting or damaging one’s body in a way that results in pain and injury. It can come in the form of cutting, burning, scratching, or tearing hair out. There are many motives for why people commit self-harm. Some people do it because they feel “numb” … Continue reading

Filled under : Counseling , Parenting
How to Help Your Teen Develop A Positive Body Image and Self-Esteem

How to Help Your Teen Develop A Positive Body Image and Self-Esteem

by Lisa Davis, September 2, 2020

Do you remember the first time you ever thought negatively about yourself? Maybe you looked in the mirror and noticed a facial feature that you don’t like for the first time. Maybe you didn’t do something because you thought you would fail. Your mental state (including your body image and … Continue reading

Filled under : Counseling , Parenting
How to Stop Cyberbullying on Social Media and Online Learning

How to Stop Cyberbullying on Social Media and Online Learning

by Lisa Davis, August 24, 2020

In March 2020, everything changed when schools closed and students transitioned to online learning. Not only were kids taking classes from their computers, but they were also connecting with friends across social channels more than they otherwise would. Most kids relied on the web to fill social and emotional needs … Continue reading

Filled under : Parenting , Resources
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