World Mental Health Day: How You Can Help

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, an international day of recognition designed to help raise awareness and lessen the stigma of mental illness. 2018’s focus is on young people and the challenges they are facing today. In the United States, almost half of all teenagers (45.9 percent) have experienced
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Five Ways to Help Your Teen Confront Bullying

Despite nationwide efforts to fight the bullying epidemic, current research says prevalence rates are as high as 36 percent. In addition, more than one in five teens report being bullied specifically at school. Jessica Wood, licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director at Shelterwood, says she’s seeing an increase in the
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Tips to Help Your Teen Relieve Stress

Today, more than a quarter of teens say they experience extreme stress, and more than a third say they expect their stress levels to increase in the year to come. Parents agree: nearly 40% of parents say their teen is experiencing high levels of stress from school. Often parents respond
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Homework Struggles? How to Coach Your Teen

With Spring Break in the rearview mirror and summer vacation around the corner, this time of year marks the home stretch for academics. Yet it can also spell challenges for your teen. It is easy to lose momentum, and your teen may be feeling discouraged. Has homework become a daily
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Finding Identity Beyond Social Media

Teen life today involves more social media now than ever. Research finds that 94 percent of teens go online daily, and 74 percent of teens use more than one social platform. While social media creates connections in creative, fun ways (think: Snapchat face filters!), it also has many risks. Teens are
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