Preparing Your ADHD Teen For Getting a Job

Summer jobs are a right of passage for many teenagers. Being able to earn their own money and be less reliant on their parents is a huge step toward independence. Kids who start working during their high school years are also more likely to develop life skills to help them as an adult. However, maintaining[...]

How A Poor Diet Could Be Reflecting Poor Teenage Mental Health

We all know the old saying, “You are what you eat.” But just how true is it? How much can our diet really affect our lives? It turns out diet plays a pretty significant role in determining how we feel, both physically and mentally. This is especially true for teenagers. Though a poor diet could[...]

What’s The Difference Between Distress And Stress In Teen Boys?

When teenage boys experience too much negative stress, they look for ways to reduce the stress and level back out. Some find healthy coping mechanisms like joining a sports team or playing music. Others develop negative coping skills like drinking or doing drugs. In both situations, the teens blow off some steam and calm back[...]

Challenges Unique To Gen Z

Each generation comes with its own set of pros and cons. Being born during a certain time in history gives us a perspective unique from other age groups. "Gen Z" refers to anyone born between 1997 and 2012. Today's Gen Z kids range in age from 9 (still a kid) to 24 (a young adult).[...]

How To Deal With A Teen Who Refuses To Do Their Chores

Having a teen who refuses to do their chores is tough! Not only do you have to provide a home, food, clothing, and everything else your child needs, you’ve also got to convince them to do their chores. Though it can be maddening to see that your teen hasn’t done their chores, try not to[...]

Put Differences With Your Ex Aside To Help Your Struggling Teen

Divorce is hard on everyone. If you’re going through a divorce, you’re bound to have some hard feelings towards your ex. And in all likelihood, they probably have some hard feelings towards you too. The whole process is stressful, hurtful, and generally upsetting. You probably just want it to be done as fast as possible[...]

Is Your Son Too Positive? Is That A Thing?

When we talk about “toxic” traits in people, positivity rarely comes up. Positivity is typically thought of as a good thing. Looking at the bright side of a bad situation and generally staying optimistic are both pretty good traits. However, toxic positivity does exist. It’s just a little harder to spot. If you are worried[...]

Is Your Teen Too Into TikTok?

Social media addiction has become problematic in the past few years for both teens and adults. Social media apps like TikTok are designed to keep users engaged and make sure that they keep coming back for more. App designers have done a great job incorporating features that lure us back to our smartphones even when[...]

The Importance Of Discussing Teen Suicide Even If Your Teen Is Not In Danger Of Self Harm

The teen years have a reputation for being fraught with emotional ups and downs. One minute, you’ve got a happy, playful kid. The next minute, you’ve got a sullen teenager. The influx of hormones during adolescence can cause major mood swings that drive parents crazy. Unfortunately, these mood swings tend to coincide with the teen’s[...]

What Is Acceptance And Commitment Therapy And How Does It Help Teen Boys?

The teenage years are a swirl of emotions. As kids reach puberty, they get an influx of hormones that change everything from their bodies to their brain function. Kids start to grow larger and adjust to what is becoming their adult body. Meanwhile, they begin to have increased romantic attractions and feel the need to[...]