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April 24, 2021

Anxiety from A to Z

  In 2018, the American Psychological Association (APA) conducted its 12th annual Stress in America survey to understand what causes stress in Americans’ lives and their […]
April 23, 2021

10 Refusal Skills For Teens

Just Say No   Every day, teens are faced with situations in which they’re pressured to do something risky, unhealthy or, worse, illegal. Unfortunately, many teens […]
April 14, 2021

Saying No: The College Years

  To help parents understand the importance and impact of teaching their college-aged child to say no, we asked Aaron D. Krasnow, Ph.D., Associate Vice President […]
April 8, 2021

Emotional Regulation is Key

Emotional regulation is a key to success for young people, many of whom are at great risk for developing anxiety, depression and mental disorders—factors that can […]
April 5, 2021

Teen Talk

Can’t Afford to Follow   I heard the same things from my new friends at middle school nearly every day. “Let’s skip school today. Let’s smoke […]
March 21, 2021

Discussing Addiction

You can prepare your young adult for their young adult years by openly discussing substance abuse and addiction and letting them know you will be there […]
March 12, 2021

Teens And Drugs

Teens in this age range are going to be exposed to substances. It is critical to have or continue the conversations substances – it is very […]
March 5, 2021

Teaching Teens To Say No

It becomes critical, more for girls than boys, at this age to be able to say no and have a set of socially acceptable refusal skills. […]
February 10, 2021

Idle Minds, Unhealthy Choices 

  “Hey, can you take me to the mall?”   “Can I borrow the car?”  “I’m bored. I need something to do!”  Oftentimes, we feel like our teens are […]
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