The Ups and Downs of Summer: A Parent’s Guide to Teen Mental Health

While summer can be a time of relaxation, fun, and adventure for many teenagers, for teens who have struggled with their mental health, the changes that happen during the summer can require some extra attention. Ideally, summertime is a period of self-exploration and growth as teens try out new hobbies and practice being more independent.…

Value Testing: 4 Reasons Why Teens Say Outrageous Things

Teens love trying out a wide range of values and then seeing how the people around them respond. This is an essential part of teen self-concept building and is very developmentally appropriate. Often, teens love seeing their parents react to these new values negatively. Once the parents have a negative reaction, the teen will double…

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