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Is Your Child Addicted to the Internet? Symptoms and Treatment

The rise and craze of smartphones, touch screen devices, video games, computer-simulated worlds, and social media has seemingly taken the world by storm. Children are spending more time than ever on their phones, tablets and iPads, video game consoles, and computers. You might be wondering: is an Internet addiction really problematic? Isn’t that just the […]

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3 Ways Society Impacts Behaviors and Attitudes of Teenagers

Ever since your son/daughter was little, you’ve been doing your best to protect them from the dangers of the world and equip them for it. Unfortunately, the world is so much different than it was when you were a kid, and so many parents are asking the question, “How do I parent my teenager in […]

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What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (And How to Treat It)

During childhood, we experience strong emotions. Even for children who are typically well-behaved, their attitudes can sometimes change over time. This has to deal with their natural growth and environment. As we get older, we start to become self-dependent. Creating our self-identity can include acts of rebellion and risk-taking. However, some children may experience more […]

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Cutting and Self-Harm: Symptoms and Prevention

A 2014 study from the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) reports that nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is most commonly found among adolescents and young adults. Many teenagers begin self-harm at the ages of 13 or 14. Self-harm is in relation to hurting or injuring oneself through various means such as cutting, hitting, bruising, or breaking. […]

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The Truth About Teenage Addiction: Statistics Infographic

Teenagers have more addictive substances available to them than even 10 years ago. No longer are parents only worried about protecting their children from the traditional substances they grew up around. While teens still abuse alcohol and drugs, a new terror has also entered into society and is starting to become a social norm. 2020 […]