Using Video Games to Bond with Your Autistic Teen June 15, 2016
Struggling to bond with your autistic teen doesn’t mean you’re a failure, many parents of children on the autism spectrum have difficulties in this area. Keith Stewart, author of the upcoming book A Boy Made of Blocks, recently wrote an article in The Guardian outlining his experience with bonding with his autistic child. The way he did it? Through video games. How to use video games to bond with your autistic teen Keith Stewart, as a...
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Internet Addiction in Teens: Diminishing Student’s Motivation to Learn June 3, 2016
School Dropouts Linked to Internet Addiction in Teens Internet addiction in teens is not uncommon within our culture. Today, it is hard to imagine life without a cell phone, laptop, or tablet. Today’s young people are described as ‘digital natives’: being the first generation to have grown up with mobile devices and social media. Many people are developing unhealthy attachments to technology. Technology creates constant distractions limiting our ability to be productive, passionate, or motivated to...
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Worse Than We Thought: Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Increase Pain June 3, 2016
So the opioid situation is even worse than we thought. Not only is teen prescription opioid abuse still high--around 4.4 percent of high school seniors have abused prescription opioids within the last year--but now we have new information on what opioids actually do to your body. Apparently, even short-term teen prescription opioid abuse has the power to decrease current pain, but later worsens and increases the pain. Researchers think this is one of the reasons many...
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Teen Heroin Addiction: A New Treatment June 1, 2016
FDA Approved a New Device to Help Teen Heroin Addiction Sometimes in life we venture down the wrong path. As a teen ager peer pressure can lead to making poor decisions for yourself. While our friends may seem like the most important people in our lives as a teenager, they often don’t always have our best interests at heart. Addiction is becoming a common problem amongst teens. Teen heroin addiction is commonly abused because of how...
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