Archive | February, 2013

Survey Reveals Teens Find it Hard to Maintain Privacy Online

Source JWT Intelligence In an era when living publicly is becoming the default, people are coming up with creative ways of Going Private in Public, one of JWT Intelligence 10 Trends for 2013: Rather than rejecting today’s ubiquitous social media and sharing tools outright, consumers are finding ways to carve out private spaces while reaping the […]

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Studys Show Substance Abuse Use Higher in Teens with Mental Health Issues

Two studies have recently come out showing a higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use amongst adolescents with mental health disorders. The first study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed a significantly higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use by adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity […]

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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Excerpts from NY Times article “Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?”. Full article HERE Article posted by: http://www.nytimes.com By PO BRONSON and ASHLEY MERRYMAN Originally Published: February 6, 2013 Never before has the pressure to perform on high-stakes tests been so intense or meant so much for a child’s academic future. […]

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Cyberbulling: What Parents Need to Know

by Katie Luce, LMFT Site Director at Redwood High School & Jordan Middle School This article is intended to educate parents and families about a serious issue affecting adolescents known as cyberbullying. My hope is to provide information, highlight some of the emotional issues that arise from cyberbullying, and offer suggestions regarding what families can […]

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3 Tips to Help Upper-Class Teen De-Stress Before College

Content from:US News-Education By: Kelsey Sheehy With school work, sports, and other extracurriculars—not to mention looming college application deadlines—it’s easy to see how high school students could feel a little stressed out. In fact, roughly 30 percent of newly minted college freshmen say they frequently felt overwhelmed by their workload during their senior year of […]

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