Teens Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

We are facing a mental health crisis among adolescents, help for troubled teens struggling with suicidal thoughts has been rising since 2019. Since 2020 teen depression and anxiety has doubled, with many experts pointing to excess screen-time as a big part of the...

Talking to Your Teen About Cyberbullying

According to a survey from Pew Research, nearly half of U.S. teens say they have been bullied or harassed online.   Did you know that simply spending a meal with your teenager once a day, listening and talking (without devices) can help build a foundation for a...

Talking To Teens About Catfishing

We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over the past several years, and they never get easier to hear. Catfishing is an extended branch of online harassment that takes cruelty to a new level. The tragedy in Riverside California is a cruel reminder of the...

Pros and Cons of Virtual Therapy for Teens

Is Virtual Therapy Effective for Troubled Teens?   Many troubled teenagers will completely shut down if you attempt to take them to a therapist’s office, but is online therapy effective for teens struggling with mental health issues?    Since the...

Teen Digital Self-Harm

Parenting teens with technology seems like it’s always evolving — probably because it is. The trend of teen digital self-harm is a trend that is very concerning.    What is digital self-harm? It’s the “anonymous online posting, sending, or...

Teens, Tech and Mental Health

Nearly half of teens admit to being online constantly, according to the 2022 Teens, Social Media and Technology study by PEW Research Center.   Since 2019 teen depression and anxiety has doubled, many experts blame the increase of screen-time as part of the...

How Much Time Teens Spend Online

Did you know American teenagers spend an “astounding” nine hours a day with digital technology, entertaining themselves with streaming video, listening to music and playing games? And “tweens” aged 8 to 12 are spending six hours with media,...

The Secrets My Teen Has Online

Do you fear that your teenager is keeping a separate digital life from you? Are they becoming withdrawn, depressed, angry — even stopped going to school or engaging in family events?   Research shares that two thirds of teens surveyed say they have engaged...

Ways to Prevent Smartphone Addiction

How many parents struggle with their teen’s addiction to their cell-phone (internet) and specifically social media platforms?  This is a growing concern not only in families, but with educators and therapists. Excess screen-time has been linked to causing an increase...