Certain Parenting Styles Linked to Unhealthy Eating Habits July 25, 2016
Every parent’s parenting styles are different It all depends on how a parent themselves was raised, how their children act, and how their own personal experiences have shaped them. In a new study, researchers discovered that parents who are more “hands-off” with snacking often have children with overeating issues. Link between unhealthy snacking & parenting styles The study was conducted by the University of Michigan, Baylor College of Medicine, and Temple University’s College of Public Health...
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Tips for Improving Teen Mood July 22, 2016
The teen mood is infamously unstable. Teens not only have a high load of stress, but they have puberty on top of all of that. Puberty is the main cause of those nasty teen mood swings experienced often. So how can you help relieve teen mood swings? Psychology Today recently wrote an article outlining ways to improve your teen’s mood and keep their brain healthy and happy. Improving teen mood by rewiring the brain No, this...
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Being Aware of The Introverted Child July 20, 2016
Some kids grow up and are quiet or shy, while others are sociable and outgoing. These kids who are quiet are often termed the introverted child. The child that never raises their hand in class. The child that doesn’t speak up even though they know the answer. So, how do you get the introverted child to speak up or get involved? According to a recent article by NPR, it requires more awareness from teachers and parents...
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Game Theory Suggestions to Avoid Family Conflict July 18, 2016
Throughout parenting, every parent hears the exclamation, “But that’s not fair!”, every once and awhile. It’s human nature to want everything to be fair. This desire for fairness, may be rooted back to our hunter-gatherer days. Back then, those who had more during times of scarcity would share food and supplies with individuals who had less--in the hopes that they would do the same if the tables were turned. A recent New York Times article delves...
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Community-Based Care In Residential Treatment Facilities Can Be Effective July 18, 2016
As a teenager, it’s not uncommon to feel alone. During this time, teens are attempting to find themselves and discover their interests. No one wants to feel alone, especially if you’re struggling with a mental health issues as a teen. Finding a group of people who accept you and have your best interests at heart, is one of the best things a teen struggling with mental health issues can do. Community-based care at residential treatment facilities...
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Providing Direction to a Spoiled Teen July 7, 2016
As parents, we want to give them the world, the universe and everything in-between. Due to this, it’s often hard to say no to them. We want them to be happy and always satisfied--but this can often lead to a child becoming a spoiled teen. Learning to teach your teen coping skills when they don’t necessarily get what they want will not only help them excel in life, but will transform them from a spoiled teen...
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The Many Dangers of Adolescent Alcohol Use July 5, 2016
Though adolescent alcohol use and drug use has gone down overall, it’s still a large public health and social issue today. Science Daily recently wrote an article outlining new research which has discovered cognitive functioning, brain features, and demographic factors in the beginning of adolescence has the ability to predict adolescent alcohol use later on. What they found In the study, they used 137 healthy young people who had no previous drug or alcohol use. The...
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Dumb & Dumber: Is Smartphone Use in Teens Making Kids Dumber? July 2, 2016
Rarely have technological advancements not been greeted with fear, criticism, and worries that the end is near. The printing press, the radio, the telegraph, and now the smartphone. It takes a special and dramatic kind of technology to integrate into our daily lives and the smartphone is that type of technology. The majority of Americans have a smartphone in their pocket now and the number of young people with a smartphone is increasing. Every technology has...
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The “Best” Technique for Parenting a Teen June 30, 2016
In our society, there’s a large emphasis on being the “best” in everything—whether that’s parenting a teen or being the top dog at work. This often leads to an obsession over becoming the “best,” leading to someone not actually reaching their full potential in that area. In a recent Psychology Today article, Don Greif, Ph.D., wrote about the struggles behind parenting a teen and the obsession with being the “best” parent. Sometimes becoming the “best” requires...
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Being The ‘Cool’ Parent: A Not So ‘Cool’ Parenting Style June 22, 2016
Developing Responsible Parenting Styles Could Benefit Your Teen’s Well Being Some parents base their parenting styles from their personal experiences or the way they were raised. Parenting styles vary drastically from parent to parent. Some parents are open minded and relaxed, while others choose to have stricter guidelines and expectations. Whatever parenting styles you choose, they should always be in the best interest for your teen, whether they make you the ‘cool’ parent of not. Psych...
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