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Self Mutilation

How to cope with your teen’s habit of self mutilation (SI) Discovering that your teen is a cutter can be very frightening and overwhelming to say the least. You may find yourself in a state of shock, blaming yourself and your capabilities as a parent wondering how you are going …

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Preteens and Shopping for Clothes

An individual’s choice of clothing often reflects their sense of self. Most preteens are fostering a growing sense of self awareness and how they want to relate to the world of people outside of the family unit, One of the ways they can project their self image is through their …

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Understanding Teenagers

When we (as a society) think of teenagers, what images pop into your head? Lazy, arrogant and naive? Ignorant, grumpy and hormonal? Well, as a matter of fact, most teenagers are not like this. It is an image created by the media which must be corrected. I admit there are …

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Teenage Pregnacy

How interesting to read all these articles and how many memories came flooding back as I read them. I note that I am possibly the only male writing about this and I guess whilst tapping on my keyboard I am wondering why this is the case, perhaps men just don’t …

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How Teen Body Image is Affected by the Media

During adolescence, individuals are struggling to find their sense of self. It is during this time that they experiment with different groups and different behaviors in hopes of finding one that suits them. Simultaneously, magazines, television shows, and movies that are geared toward a younger audience depict these thin young …

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Keeping a Job during School

Teenagers like to work outside of school because it allows them to make money that can later be spent on dates, nights out with friends, video games, gas for the car, baseball cards, and anything else that a teenager might want. Additionally, teenagers gain real world experience by working outside …

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Childrens Eating Problems

Your child has an eating disorder, most likely. Most of us do. We either eat too much, eat too little or eat the wrong things. This disorder may not be so severe that it bothers us much at present, but poor eating becomes a habit. Normally stomachs empty in about …

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