A-Z Teen Health Glossary

Breaking the Addictive Cycle of Ecstasy

  MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, can be addictive. This can make it difficult to stop using and even require professional assistance. When a teen is hooked on Ecstasy, it can cause increased cravings for the drug. And when a teen tries to ignore the cravings in order to quit, they may experience depression, insomnia,…

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Teenage Rebellion May Mean More Than You Think

It’s common for parents to expect some type of rebellion in their teens. This is a time when adolescents are learning to find their own way in the world. They’re likely going to push buttons, stretch your limits, and test the boundaries you set for them. In fact, when your child becomes 13 or 14…

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How to Use Reflective Listening with Your Teen

There can be an odd parent-child relationship that develops when children become teenagers. For most part, you may have had a healthy and happy relationship with your child – up until now. Now that your child is in adolescence, perhaps they don’t talk to you as often. Perhaps they are a bit more edgy, standoffish,…

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Three Powerful Ways to Prevent Teen Addiction

  If you’re a parent who has struggled with addiction in the past, then you know the danger of substance use. And if you recall your adolescence, then you might also recognize the risks your teen faces. If you want to help prevent addiction in your teen, here are three ways to do so:  …

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Study Suggests Teens Who Drink Jell-O Shots Are Vulnerable to Binge Drinking Later

    Jell-O shots are common among some groups of teens. They’re a form of Jell-O that has alcohol mixed into it. One study examined the connection between the use of Jell-O shots and risky drinking behavior later in life, such as binge drinking and a higher frequency of drinking.   The study was conducted…

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Teach Your Teen Mindfulness for a Lifelong Coping Tool

    Mindfulness is a practice that can be supportive, regardless of age. It can benefit many levels of one’s being – the body, mind, and heart – even if only practiced from time to time. Although there are specific benefits that a teen will notice immediately, mindfulness can have long-term, positive effects on one’s…

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How to Help Your Teen See Academics as a Priority

Most parents are proud of the fact that their child is doing well in school. However, when a teen ignores academic responsibilities or makes other facets of life a priority, parents might feel frustrated and even angered by this. Some teens simply don’t care about school. They might find their friends, social engagements, creativity, or…

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