Articles containing: teenagers

Managing Back-To-School Stress

August 30, 2016

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Hans Selye, a Hungarian scientist who was a pioneer in modern stress research, was quoted as saying, “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

Today, 75 years after he made that statement, it rings as true as ever. And, nowhere is it more challenging to find an effective response to stress than among our kids.

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The Senior Prom: A Joyous Rite Of Passage Or Nightmare For Parents?

April 28, 2016

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
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It’s the weekend before your kid’s senior prom. You and your wife are having a typical evening at home, perhaps watching a movie with your youngest daughter. And, there’s a kind of tense silence you remember all too well.

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Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

April 21, 2016

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
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So, we all know that suicide attempts, suicidal thinking and even the tragedy of dying by suicide increase around the winter holidays.

I mean, that’s, like, a given.

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How To Survive The Holidays With Teens

December 17, 2015

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The holiday season is a time that’s supposed to be fun and memorable, but when you have a moody teen in the family, you may find it more memorable than fun—and perhaps not in a good way. Even the best of teens can be less than enthusiastic about spending extended amounts of time with the family.

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Rules For Dating In A Non-Dating World

September 22, 2015

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Before I actually had a daughter, I imagined that I’d be pretty cool with the whole dating thing.  You know, a tiny bit formal perhaps—ask the young man (or the young lady) a few probing but non-threatening questions; remind both my daughter and her date about the curfew; and, refrain from kissing my daughter goodbye.

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High School Junior Stresses

November 5, 2014

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Intro and outro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Sometimes things are so obvious that we fail to take notice.

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Failure To Launch And The Disorganized Teenager

October 14, 2014

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The term “failure to launch” is used in medicine and education to describe a young person who is unsuccessful in taking the daily academic and personal steps needed to become a responsible, productive and ultimately successful student and adult.

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The Impact Of Reality TV On Our Teens: What Can Parents Do?

August 11, 2014

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Research has shown that reality TV has an impact on the values of young girls and how they view real-life situations. That being the case, it’s important to take a look at some of the standards portrayed on reality TV.

Kim Kardashian was preparing to have her baby.

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Rise Of The YA Novel

July 16, 2014

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
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When I was young, the neighborhood bookstore had a distinctive arrangement.  It almost always looked something like this:

The front table?  Spy novels and books about tennis.

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Sexting And Young Teens

January 29, 2014

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Previous research has found that about 1 in 4 young teens admits to “sexting”—the sending of nude or semi-nude images or sexually explicit messages over an electronic device such as a mobile phone.

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