Category Archives: Teen Health

Weekend Parties & Keeping Your Teen Safe

Weekend Parties & Keeping Your Teen Safe

The teenage years are an age when most children seek more independence and freedom. This is the age that teens will want to explore and do many things without thinking about the possible consequences. At this age they usually get carried away with many activities such as friends, school and other activities that disconnect them from their parents. However, as a parent, this is the best time to strengthen your relationship with your teen so that you can always be in touch with what they become involved in. By having good communication with your child, the teenager gets to learn how to think for themselves and also make informed choices that will keep them away from danger. Keeping Your Teen Safe at Homecoming One good example is homecoming. Going to homecoming functions such as the dance is an exciting experience for many high school students but also an anxious moment for most parents who are left at home worrying about the safety of their teen. Wha ... read more

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Warning Signs of Teen Bullying

Warning Signs of Teen Bullying

Teen bullying is a big problem that is often poorly understood by parents. Stop teen bullying before it takes a serious toll by identifying the following signs of teen bullying and taking appropriate action. Bullies and their victims aren’t always forthcoming about the experience, so intervention may be necessary to get to the heart of the matter. Signs of Being Bullied Unexplained injuries. If a child is uncomfortable talking about such injuries, that is a likely sign of teen bullying. Damaged or missing personal items. Basically, look for signs of a fight. Mood swings. If a child seems unaccountably upset about average or normal circumstances, or reacts in evasive and extreme fashion to questions, they may be hiding something. Disrupted sleeping patterns. A child internalizing the stress of being bullied is likely to miss sleep as a result. They may appear tired or grumpy. Loss of self-esteem. Poor ac ... read more

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