Teen Talk and the Ever-Changing Use of Slang in 2020

“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire”–Malcolm Gladwell, in his book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point is one of the key texts in studies on society and culture. […]

Talking To Your Teen About Online Misinformation

White Supremacists. Antifa. ISIS. What do all three movements have in common? Recruiting young people through social media platforms. Using the latest research on misinformation and teens, this article will help you understand how you can help your teen navigate the tricky scene that is the proliferation of information. Learn some strategies to help your […]

Think Your Teen Plays Too Many Video Games, You’re Not Alone

“He’s spending way too much time gaming,” You’ve probably thought to yourself as a parent of a teenage boy who likes to play games. But how much gaming is too much and what can you do to stop your teen from spending hours playing games? That’s what this article will help you discover: how you […]

Your Teen Can’t Outgrow Trauma

“Why can’t you just let it go?” That’s often a question many survivors of trauma are asked as they process the trauma that they’ve experienced. This question may also be asked especially to groups of people like young males feeling pressured to appear “strong” and not express their emotions. Keeping this question in mind, this […]

The Many Different Faces of Your Teen’s Anxiety

Upset stomach, butterflies, and being on edge. Anxiety can show up in teens in a lot of different ways. This article will help you understand how anxiety might manifest itself in teens and what you can do to help your teenager. What Exactly is Anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling that everyone experiences. It’s the feeling […]

Teen Popularity and Why Your Teen Could Be Acting Out Because Of It

Teens have a host of life questions that they’re trying to understand and address. In the famous psychologist’s Erik Erickson’s stages of development, he talks about how teens are trying to answer questions like: “Who am I?” “What is important to me?” “Where do I fit in?” Keeping this developmental stage in mind, this article […]

Reactive Attachment Disorder: It’s More Than Being a “Typical Teenager”

If you’ve ever taken an introductory psychology course in high school or college, or have read a bit on self-help and relationships, then you’ve probably heard of attachment styles. Attachment styles are different ways of relating to others that have been fostered in childhood. For instance, if your parents were sometimes unavailable and neglectful, then […]

Teenage Obesity in Troubled Teens

Teenage obesity has seen a major increase recently. With an increase in screen time and a reduction of physical activity, children and teens are gaining weight at an alarming rate. While teenage obesity is linked to numerous health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, it is also linked to various mental health […]

Raising Awareness: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Nationally, teen suicide rates have been on the rise for several years. Teens today experience increased stress in school and at home. While many teens learn positive ways to cope with the stresses of everyday life, others succumb to depression and hopelessness. If you are concerned that your troubled teen might be suicidal, take action […]

8 Family Building Activities That Keep Your Teen Close

Teenagers don’t like to admit it, but they still need their parents, and they still want to spend time with them. While it’s natural for teens to become more independent, it’s also important for parents to find ways to spend time with their teens and strengthen family bonds. Typically teens that lose this close and […]