How Can I Tell If My Teen Is Depressed?

Teenagers are constantly developing new thoughts and behaviors as they try to adapt to the world around them. As a parent, it can be difficult to recognize symptoms of distress in your teen, especially when identifying more intense symptoms like the ones associated with depression. It is because, as a teenager, depression can show up […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Teens

In the cold, snowy, winter months ahead, we often think of the holidays and pleasant memories with our families from years past. For many, however, this time of year is not a cheerful one. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression whose onset is typically in the winter months, although summer SAD exists […]

3 Ways to Communicate With Your Troubled Teen

Communication can solve a majority of the conflicts that you might have with your troubled teen. You might struggle to relate to your child or not know where to begin. Sometimes, you just wish that they would listen to you. You feel like everything just goes in one ear and out the other. Working on […]