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5 Reasons Sexual Education is Important for Teens

Sex Ed is a vital course to provide teenagers. While it is true that some teens are not going to be sexually active, most of them will be and it is better to offer the course than to allow these curious teens to learn the basics on their own, possibly to their detriment. For some more specific points as to …

How to help an unhappy teenager

Do you know an unhappy teenager? It’s a well known fact that being a teenager is quite a challenge. Being around teenagers can be quite a challenge too! A teenager is not yet an adult but neither are they a child. Their hormones are racing around uncontrollably which results in many teenagers being moody and irritable. Half the time they …

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Depression in teenagers

  Depression in teenagers Depression in teenagers is a growing problem. Teenagers face increasing pressure to achieve, perform and cope with a variety of stressors. There is academic pressure to achieve against an extremely competitive backdrop. Teenagers are also going through huge developmental and hormonal changes that can lead to insecurity, low self esteem and extreme self consciousness. Social anxiety …

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Help for anxious teenagers

    Help for anxious teenagers Anxious teenagers exist everywhere and this phenomenon is growing. I am seeing a huge volume of anxious teenage clients and it has shown me just how much teenagers have to cope with these days. Peer pressure is high as well as the pressure to achieve and be successful. Competition is rife for places in …

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Unsociable Teenagers

Unsociable Teenagers Is your teenager unsociable? Do they not seem bothered about seeing their peers out of school?  There is no need to worry. Many parents ask me whether they should be concerned about their teenagers who seem to prefer their own company than going out with their friends. Parents who are sociable worry the most as they expect their …

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Dealing with Teenagers

Most teenagers can present with challenging behaviour, no matter how stable and balanced their early years were. For them, they are experiencing hormonal changes, intense peer pressure and are starting to push boundaries and transition from children to adults. Here are a few tips for making life more harmonious for everyone: 1) Be an authoritative parent rather than an authoritarian …