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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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Teen Depression Treatment | Paradigm Malibu

Declining Grades Can be an Indicator of Teen Mental Illness

  Many parents have a hard time distinguishing between the usual teenage blues and depression. Teens might display symptoms of sadness, isolation, and a sullen mood. But how can you tell if that’s teen depression?   Yet, one way that parents can identify mental illness is through a teen’s declining grades. Keep in mind, however,…

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Three Daily Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

  Because today’s world is so busy, we need to counter that with time to relax and unwind. But if you are also a recovering addict, then the need to relax grows all that much stronger. When the mind is relaxed, it is less reactive. When the body is relaxed, it can shake off stress…

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Teen Pregnancy Rates are at an All Time Low

    Overall, the number of teen pregnancies in the United States has declined significantly over the last 20 years. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the teen pregnancy rate has been falling by half since 1991. Although the numbers are still somewhat high in certain populations of people, generally…

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How to Help Your Teen Feel Loved

    If you’re concerned that your teen doesn’t feel loved by you, there are many ways in which you can communicate your love. Saying “I Love You” is important, but that’s not the only way you help your teen feel emotionally and psychologically close to you. You can help your child feel loved by…

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How to Help a Grieving Teen

    When a teen loses a friend or loved one, they may have a wide range of responses. They might become frequently sad, withdrawn, or even appear as though nothing is wrong. Parents and caregivers might not know exactly how to respond to grief, especially if they’re grieving too. In situations such as divorce,…

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What To Do When Your Body Image Interferes with Your Happiness | Paradigm Malibu

What To Do When Your Body Image Interferes with Your Happiness

One area of focus that many teens tend to have is their appearance. And it’s natural to wonder about how attractive or appealing you are to others. But during adolescence, appearance can go much deeper than attracting a relationship. For instance, your style of dress can point to who you’re friends are and your hairstyle,…

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Reasons Why Teens Might Get Depressed

  Adolescence is a hard stage of life. There are many facets of life weigh on a teen, and with the right amount of weight, it can bring a teen down enough to feel depressed. In fact, there seems to be a few common causes or triggers that can contribute to depression in a teen.…

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Anxiety Disorders | Paradigm Malibu

Anxiety Disorders Among Teens

Occasionally, anxiety can be good. It can serve as a motivation to get a challenging task done. It can help us study harder for an exam or elicit our talents in greater ways when we are faced with a difficult task. However, anxiety isn’t good for everyone, especially when it becomes excessive and frequent. Although…

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MindShift: An App for Teens Facing Anxiety | Paradigm Malibu

MindShift: An App for Teens Facing Anxiety

Anxiety is normal to experience when you’re facing an exam, about to go out on a date, or even if you’re just hanging out with friends. Yet, sometimes anxiety can get more severe than that. You might experience stress and anxiety for no reason. You might feel worry and panic when you wake up in…

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