Eating disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in teenagers. The tremendous desire to fit in coupled with a need for validation and approval can cause many teens to become fixated on their appearance. In the era of Instagram models and influencers who are paid to be pretty, children are now being taught at a very early age that appearance matters most in the world.
As a parent there are many things you are worried about, amongst those things is the big question, is your teenager using drugs? This can be a touchy subject that is not easily answered. It takes time to figure out your teenagers’ behaviour patterns and with that, you can compare and see if there are some abnormal changes in their behaviour.
While your teen is basking in all of the glory that comes with passing their driver’s test, on the other hand, you might be feeling a whirlwind of emotions. From becoming heartsick wondering where time flew by, to feeling a little nervous about letting them take the wheel. Use this milestone as a way to bond with your teen and make it a memorable experience for the both of you.
When your teenager is dealing with difficulties in school, it can be discouraging for both of you. As a parent, you want to see your child do well in school. Plus, if there’s anyone who believes in their potential, it would be you. This is why it’s important to harness that encouragement and combine it with these four tips to help your child achieve their potential.
The first several years of his life flew by. Now your boy is a teenager, and finding things to do together can be somewhat of a challenge. Spending quality time with him is made more difficult when you have to compete with school, friends, sports activities, girlfriends, and social media to even have a two-minute convo with the kid you used to tuck in at night. It’s crucial to keep bonding with your young adult before he flies the nest. Doing so will keep you both close as he enters adulthood, and also help communication lines stay open so he’ll be more likely to come to you with problems and trust your advice. These father and son activities can be done no matter where you live and no matter your budget. Bonding with your son doesn’t have to be an expensive experience, nor does summer have to be boring.
If you have a teen who loves anime, chances are they would also love to have a birthday party based on that theme. Don’t worry if you aren’t fully into the medium, as you can give them a spectacular birthday party even without having seen a single episode of Sailor Moon or Dragon Ball Z. Here are four steps to planning your teen’s anime-themed birthday party.
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Drug abuse is a huge problem in the US that is often overlooked. Many parents assume that there’s nothing that they can do to control the situation. Here are some solutions to help your teenager if they’re struggling with addiction.
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Parents are always concerned about their child’s safety and there are lots of reasons to worry about. In the digital era, there is one more danger for kids and teens: online predators. As kids spend a lot of time online, chatting to friends and making new friends, they are prone to becoming victims of online predators, unless you establish a form of parental control and you talk to them about the dangers of the online medium.
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Bullying is a serious and unfortunately common issue that affects many teens. It is a form of emotional abuse that can have far-reaching effects on the victim’s life. As soon as you become aware of a bullying situation, you need to take appropriate steps to deal with the issue. This may include contacting the school or reaching out to authorities to discuss criminal charges. Once the immediate situation has been addressed, be aware that your child may have lingering effects from the events that require your attention.
Discuss the Situation Openly
One of the most important steps that you can take to help your child overcome the effects of bullying is to open a conversation about it. This conversation may be one long heart-to-heart, but most often, it is a long series of conversations. You may notice that your child is increasingly able to open up to you about the situation, and you can work with your child as he or she explores feelings about the events.
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Drug use is on the rise in the US. Most drug use starts during the teenage years. Your teenager may be getting drugs from your medicine cabinet or from their friends. Here are some signs of addiction and steps to take to help your teenager.
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