How to Handle School Refusal With My Teenager

How can parents handle a teen that refuses to go to school? Especially if you have a high school student that is only credits away from graduating, how can you convince them the importance of a diploma? This has become a quite problem with parents around the country...

How to Know If Your Teen Is Gambling Online

As more teens and young adults have access and exposure to online gambling, only one in four parents say they have talked to their teen about some aspect of virtual betting, according to a national poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Most parents (over half)...

How to Deal My Teen That Hates Me

Let’s face it, if you’re reading this it’s likely you’ve been struggling with your teenager for awhile and at your wit’s end. Have you exhausted your local resources and now considering a therapeutic boarding school.  This is not an easy decision to come to —...

How Does Devices Effect Teenage Mental Health?

A study from the Journal of Child Development found that cellphones can cause sleep problems in teens, which led to depression, anxiety and behavioral issues. Phones cause sleep problems because of the blue light they create. This blue light can suppress melatonin, a...

How to Help Your Teen Tell You About Cyberbullying

Over the years, if not the past decade, we have witnessed how cyberbullying has destroyed lives. From young people dying by suicide after being humiliated online or cruel comments that leave adolescents in despair feeling hopeless and alone, digital hate can ruin...

The Effect of Bullying on Teenage Mental Health

The long-lasting impact of teenage mental health from bullying can be significant. Being bullied, especially as a teenager, can not only be humiliating, but it can also be extremely detrimental to your child’s self-worth. Generations earlier have failed to realize the...

Overuse of Social Media in Teens’ Lives

The mental health crisis among teens has become a growing concern. One of the most common issues we hear from parents is the overuse of social media as well as the obsession with the internet (including their cell phones). Many teens will literally have tantrums if...

Help for Teen Social Media Addiction

Why is my teen obsessed with social media? Is your teen always checking their social media accounts? Social media addiction is real. Scrolling and checking through your social media feeds has become an increasingly popular activity over the past decade. Although many...