It didn’t occur to me that stress, anxiety, and depression can be brought about by this pandemic. It’s not just us parents who are experiencing these mental health issues. Even children are also susceptible to it. My third child broke down the other day, saying, “I cannot live in this house without going out for another day!” I had to talk to her and ask why she was feeling that way, and her reply was, “I am so sad, mom!”Continue Reading "Kids And Teens Can Get Stressed Out Too With This Lockdown"
The 2019 Digital Health Event discussed how emerging technologies and approaches could improve health. With these continuous advances, almost every information is within our reach, and our children’s. What we don’t want to explain to them, they can find unfiltered online. And one of those things we don’t want to talk about is sex. But,…Continue Reading “The Sex Talk: What You Should Tell Your Teens About Sex”
On lockdown and every day, my three teens always want a piece of the story that has long been buried. They have a lot of questions about their dad about me, about my parents, and his parents. No, we are not divorced, but he is not around. He is not around anymore. My husband was a hero, one of the firefighters who died in 9-11, and I always tell our children that he was the most honorable man I have ever met and had the privilege of loving.Continue Reading "Talk And Bond With Teenage Kids – Lockdown Diaries"
The 2019 Peer Pressure Seminar discussed different issues concerning today’s youth. One of the most controversial topics was school-based sex education. Sex education is the process of providing information on sex, sexuality, and reproductive health. Notwithstanding the evidence-based advantages of sex education among the youth, some people still doubt its importance. Adults, especially parents, are…Continue Reading “Misconceptions About Sex Education In Schools”
“Many people who suffer from sexual abuse or sexual assault can also suffer long-term effects from the abuse,” says John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Going to a shelter for sexually abused teenagers to give counseling for the first time is not easy. You may act and sound friendly, but you’ll be able to tell how hesitant…Continue Reading “How To Give Counseling To Sexually Abused Teens”
Many people say that being a teenager now is more terrifying than ever. For one, there are plenty of adolescent girls who slap makeup products on their faces, to the extent that they look older than a 25-year-old woman. It seems cool that more and more kids can reveal their sexuality without getting ridiculed because…Continue Reading “2 Selfless Things 18-Year-Olds Can Do This Summer”
How will you respond when the most popular boy in school asks you to skip your English class and join them swimming at the beach? How will you react if a group of your friends tells you to skip school for the day and watch a movie with them instead? Will you follow your conscience, or will you listen to them?Continue Reading "Peer Pressure: How To Cope"
Children are often confronted with peer pressure. “So one of the first things we can do is we can help children understand that our culture is full of influence attempts and peers are just another set of forces that are vying for our attention and are vying to shape our behavior,” suggests Brett Laursen, PhD. However, fighting peer pressure can be a lonely and challenging thing to do. Here are twenty tips for resisting peer pressure.Continue Reading "Tips For Fighting Peer Pressure"
Some may mistakenly believe that being a teenager is the most carefree period of one’s life. But sadly, it’s far from reality, as far as the 2013 survey from APA is concerned. The teenage years involve a lot of stressful matters, ranging from simple peer pressure to academics, to post-school issues, such as college.Continue Reading "Teenage Stress: How To Keep It In Check"
Modern youth do so much in their life, most of it being schoolwork. However, that hectic lifestyle contributes to 8% of the adolescent population being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Stress can wreak havoc on a teen’s mental and physical health, much like with everyone else. It only gets worse when the year-end comes around and with an avalanche of projects, activities, and exams, which earned the moniker “hell week.” Alarmingly, teens report higher levels of stress than adults, which shouldn’t be the case.Continue Reading "Ten Effective Stress-Busters For Teens"