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Social Anxiety in Teens

by Christina Suttles Source: YourTeenMag.com All parents hope their children will grow into happy, well-adjusted teenagers. Unfortunately, for some teenagers, the social pressures of adolescence can weigh heavily on them. Social anxiety affects approximately 15 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, most of whom begin experiencing symptoms by age 13. This type […]

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I Don’t Like My Teenager’s Friends

Source: yourteenmag.com By: Diana Simeon You shouldn’t expect to like all of your teenager’s friends. But be wary of interfering, unless those friends are getting your teenager into trouble, advises Dr. Tori Cordiano, assistant director of the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School in Ohio in this Your Teen Q&A. Where do we start? Start with a conversation. […]

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Is your Kid Too Mature?

by Rom Brafman PhD. & Ali Rodriguez, MFT Trainee Site Director and Intern at La Entrada Middle School   With so many demands placed on kids these days, school gets more and more competitive every year.  Parents feel compelled to help out their kids by getting them prepared for the years of education that lie ahead.  […]

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Sexy Devil, Pirate, Police Officer? Talking Halloween Costumes with your Teen

Source: Yourteenmag.com You’re walking through the store with your daughter, looking for Halloween costumes, and she points to the cat costume. The one that looks more like a shirt than a dress, has a low cut neckline and hugs her body like a glove. “Uhh, are you sure that’s the one you want?” How do […]

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Casual Teen Sex linked to Higher Rates of Depression

Article from Cornell.edu By: Ted Boscia Teens who date and are sexually active are known to be at elevated risk for depression, but why those associations exist is poorly understood. Now a new Cornell study has found that casual sexual “hookups” increased a teenager’s odds for clinical-level depression nearly threefold, whereas dating and sexual activity […]

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From the Inside-Life As An ACS Intern

By: Ildiko Ran On-Campus Counseling Program Intern at Menlo-Atherton High School “I feel so much better that I got all that off my chest. I can go back to class now” – said one of my clients after a session when she unloaded the overwhelming stress that surrounds her everyday life. She keeps up the […]

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How Can Parents Positively Affect Their Teens Self-Image

A really great website for parents and teens is Radical Parenting which has “parenting advice written by teens.” One of the resources this site provides is a licensed psychologist, Dr. Allison Agliata, who is an onsite school counselor in Florida. She writes a Q&A section for the website and from time to time provides articles. […]

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