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Parents of teenagers who self harm have many difficult questions to grapple with, but one that is especially important to answer early on is how these teens should be treated and parented.  Parenting self harming teens can be especially challenging because parents must strike the right balance and strongly support the teenager without pushing too hard or letting the behavior escalate.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind for effectively parenting a self harming teenager. Read more!

Parenting Teens with Internet Addiction

Since Internet addiction is a relatively new problem that has just developed in the last few decades, many parents are at a loss for what to do when this problem affects their own children.  Effectively helping and parenting Internet addicted teens can be a challenge, but parents will find the process easier if they keep the following two guidelines in mind.   Read more!

Teen Bipolar Disorder If you have an adolescent who has been diagnosed with teen Bipolar Disorder, one challenge you experience is managing his or her moods. Supporting your teen through the depression and especially the mania might feel overwhelming. Mania, in particular, can be accompanied with risky behavior, impulsivity, overspending, and other dangerous behavior. Read more!

It can be heartbreaking for the parent of a teenager to realize that their child may be suffering from an eating disorder. Knowing the stress, sadness, and depression that often comes along with the disease can cause a parent to feel helpless. One of the best ways to help your teen is to find the best treatment option for them, choosing the teen eating disorder treatments that you feel will make the most impact and help them on the road to recovery. Read more!

If you suspect that your teenage child may be abusing drugs or alcohol, you should be very careful about how you confront them with your suspicions. Unfounded accusations about drug abuse can damage your relationship and make your teen feel angry or hurt, while teens who actually are abusing drugs can deny everything if you have no evidence. Finding your teen’s drugs is the most undeniable way to ascertain whether or not they have a problem. Read more!

Living with a child with bi-polar disorder can be a challenge for everyone involved. Your teenager does not have much control at all over his or her emotions, and you may be unsure of how to move forward with getting help. Medications can help, but it can also be difficult to find the right medication and dosage. Because of this, therapy may be a good option. Teen bi-polar treatment can help your child learn to manage with their disorder. Before you can get your child help, however, it is important to determine whether or not your child has symptoms of bi-polar disorder. Read more!

As a parent, you want what is best for your children. If you suspect your child has a drug problem it can feel as though your world is thrown into chaos. One thing you need to know is that it is possible to get your teen substance abuse help. Successful addiction recovery programs exist and sensitive therapists are available to speak to your teen and to you. However, the first step is generally to talk to your teen about the problem. This can be frightening, but it is possible to have a successful conversation with your child. If you wait until your teen is sober to talk and you express loving concern, then you may find your teen is receptive to help. Read more!

After you learn that your teen is addicted to prescription drugs, it is a wonderful idea to seek professional help. However, once your child is receiving treatment you may continue to feel lost and out of control. Many parents in this situation want desperately to offer support, but they do not know how. Teen prescription drug abuse problems are complex, but two highly effective ways for parents to help are to set clear rules and to work with the teens’ therapists. Read more!

There are thousands of teenagers in the United States who abuse alcohol. There are many reasons that this is something that the population at large should be concerned about.  The younger a person is when they begin drinking alcohol, the more likely it is that they will have problems being able to control the amount of alcohol they consume. The chance that they will become an alcoholic will increase dramatically if they begin drinking as a teenager. Teen alcohol abuse is linked to many other problems. A few examples these problems are sexual activity, drug abuse, and teen suicide. Read more!

These days, almost everybody spends time everyday on the internet. Teenagers are no exception. In fact, many teenagers spend hours online each day. With the amount of time teenagers spend online, how do you know what is normal and what is teen internet addiction? It can be tricky to distinguish, but there are a few things you can look for that can help you determine whether or not your child has an addiction to the internet. Read more!