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Warning Signs and Symptoms Your Teen Is Suffering From Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

Parenting a teenager can be tricky, and you'll soon learn that "typical teenage behavior" varies from day to day. Teens are under a lot of pressures at home, at school, and within their friend groups, and these growing pains can lead to a whole complicated set of emotions. It can [...]

By |2018-11-20T23:10:43+00:00September 14th, 2016|parenting|0 Comments

Importance of Talking to Your Kids About Bullying in Person and Online

We were all young once. We went through many of the same problems teenage children are going through when we were their age. Dating troubles, going through puberty, peer pressure, school anxiety and many other issues have been around for decades and will surely always be around. The problem, though, [...]

By |2018-11-20T23:11:32+00:00August 17th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Parents: This Is Your Teen’s Brain on Social Media

Parents often struggle to navigate the muddy waters of teenage behavior management, especially when it comes to new technology like social media. Many parents realize that social media can be dangerous for teens, but one of its most serious risks goes mostly unnoticed. Yes, social media opens teens up to [...]

By |2018-11-20T23:16:57+00:00July 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How To Help Teens Suffering From Test Anxiety

Many people think that text anxiety is a joke, an excuse dreamed up by overprotective parents, pop psychologists, or entitled teens. After all, they say, everyone gets stressed about tests at school, so what? These teens just need to toughen up. This is the harmful message the world is communicating [...]

By |2018-11-20T23:19:53+00:00July 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Summer Relationship & Teen Parenting Books + $20 iTunes Card Giveaway!

Welcome to Roy Petitfils' Summer Book Giveaway! One lucky winner will take home two of Roy's best-selling relationship & teen parenting books plus a $20 iTunes gift card Roy Petitfils' Relationship & Teen Parenting Books in this Contest For two decades, Roy Petitfils has been a licensed counselor specializing in [...]

By |2018-11-20T23:24:56+00:00June 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Are Parents To Blame for Rising Anxiety and Depression in Teens?

In the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, children, teenagers, and even twenty-somethings are beset by record rates of anxiety and depression. And finally, after decades (if not centuries) of keeping mental illness behind closed doors, adults are finally talking about these issues openly. And now, many parents are [...]

By |2018-11-20T23:29:31+00:00May 13th, 2016|Blog, parenting|0 Comments

Teen Survives First Texting Car Crash, But Not the Second…

It's April, and you know what that means... It's finally National Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Okay, so you probably haven't been marking the days off the calendar in preparation, but this April is as good a time as any to practice communicating with teenagers about important teenage issues like distracted [...]

By |2016-04-13T20:42:26+00:00April 13th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

What’s a Teenage Behavior Contract and How Do They Work?

Being the parent of a teen is tough. It's a confusing, hormonal period of constant change. Many young people experiment with new identities or behaviors. And often, teenagers, driven by a heightened need for novelty, self expression and control leading them to act out and rebel, causing problems at home and [...]

By |2016-03-18T15:36:49+00:00March 18th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Learning How to Guide and Support Your Teenager Through Depression

Teenage depression and anxiety is a common and serious issue. At least one in every five teenagers experiences depression or anxiety before reaching adulthood. Many teenagers turn to destructive choices like drugs and alcohol, promiscuity, eating disorders, and even suicide to cope with their depression and anxiety. In fact, suffering [...]

By |2016-03-01T17:46:20+00:00March 1st, 2016|Blog|2 Comments

3 Consequences of Neglecting Communicating With Teenagers

Adolescence is a period of drastic change that occurs as young teens grow into adults. Part of being a parent is to help guide them through this difficult time. Without a support system, teens can find themselves in unhealthy situations that could affect them for the rest of their lives. [...]

By |2016-02-03T14:24:36+00:00February 3rd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment