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What Makes A Teen Bully

Many adults consider bullying to be a natural part of growing up and often forget that there are future impacts on both the bully and the victim. Thankfully, this attitude is slowly changing, and steps are being taken to help those who are targeted by bullies. But the toughest question to address is this—what turns […]

4 Movies That Got Boot Camps Wrong

When it comes to boot camps for troubled teens, there is a lot of misinformation out there. A good deal of this misinformation is a result of movies that are more focused on entertainment than the truth. So, to help sort fiction from fact, Help Your Teen Now is here to shed some light on […]

So You Caught Your Teen Sexting, Here’s What To Do Next

For the most part, the parents of today’s current crop of teens didn’t have cell phones when they were teenagers, so they didn’t have to struggle with sexting. That alone can make it difficult for parents to approach their teens about the subject. But once you catch your teen sexting, it is time to step […]

BE KIND: 8 Organizations Spreading Kindness To Combat Bullying

Even with the growing awareness of the dangers of bullying, most school-aged children are bullied at some point over their time in school. But, rather than dismiss bullying, there are many organizations looking to spread kindness and end bullying, from parent advocates to community organizers. With National Bullying Prevention Month coming up in October if […]

6 Reasons Why Your Teen Hates School (And What To Do About It)

Most parents hear their children say at one point, “I hate school.” As education is their main job, and likely their key source of stress, it is not unusual for teens to express their dislike of school. But problems come up when that dislike goes from the occasional complaint to constant comments on how bad […]

Recent Study on Teen Suicide Prevention Could Be The Answer to Saving Previous Lives

Having a teenager struggle with suicidal ideation—and potentially suicide attempts—can be incredibly isolating for parents and their teens, leaving parents heartbroken and scrambling for tools and answers. One of the more impactful things parents can do is open up the lines of communication with their teen. Yet, no matter how important it is to talk […]

Breaking Bad Behavior: How to Deal with Your Teen’s Misconduct and Disrespect

The University of Iowa defines disrespectful behavior as: “Behavior that is rude, unpleasant, inappropriate, and unprofessional. Behavior that causes hurt feelings and distresses, disturbs, and/or offends others.” Sound familiar? If you have a tween or full-blown teen living in your home, you may have encountered this “bad” behavior definition at one point. You might be […]

Preventing Teen Pregnancy: The Role of Young Men

Teenage pregnancies were first diagnosed as a major social issue in the 70s and is still a major risk factor facing teens today. Since then there has been plenty of research into which interventions work and which do not. However, there has been a glaring omission when it comes to the role that young men […]

What Parents Need to Know about the Rise in Suicide Attempts by Poisoning

The suicide rate is rising for all age groups across the United States, but especially among adolescents and young adults. More teenagers attempt suicide by intentional self-poisoning than any other suicide method. Self-poisoning can include an intentional drug overdose or exposure to some other toxic substance, such as drinking bleach or breathing in carbon monoxide. […]

Sober Support: Where Teens Can Find Support As They Receive Help With Substance Abuse

Outside of religious organizations, there aren’t really programs or ready support systems for struggling teens who have struggled with substance abuse and are trying to stay sober. This lack of support can cause many teens to relapse, and leave them with crippling addictions as they transition into young adulthood. However, there is help and support […]

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