Getting addicted to cigarettes and tobacco is a problem many teenagers experience and without proper parenting advice, many continue to remain addicted to nicotine. If you are aware your teenafer is smoking, you must do everything in your power to nip this bad habit in the bud and help them avoid a nasty habit that is bound to cause them long term health complications.
Smoking Teenagers: Parenting Dos and Don’ts
These suggestions for parents come from Lyndon Haviland, executive vice president of the American Legacy Foundation (a public health foundation created as part of the 1998 settlement agreement by the states with the tobacco companies): Click here to Read more
Teen cutting is now more common than before, with the issue being dealt with in movies, and with celebrities talking about their own experiences with deliberate self harm as well. Many teenagers either indulge in cutting oneself or know of someone who does, whether parents and teachers are aware or not. Deliberate self harm or SI (self injury) could take the form of branding, burning, banging one’s head repeatedly, hair pulling, bruising or marking in some form, or cutting. Click here to Read more
Writing off depression as a phase that teenagers go through can be very damaging in seriously depressed teens. Left untreated, it could become a chronic problem that continues into adulthood. When problematic behavior occurs, it may or may not be a teenage depression symptom, but it will need to be handled. Click here to Read more
Adolescents are known to be moody and irritable, and suffer mood swings frequently. Most parents with children about to hit their teenage years look toward these struggles with anxiety and apprehension. For teenagers to appear temperamental and seem to be on an emotional roller-coaster is natural, but teenage depression symptoms is a very different and far more serious problem. It is only recently that depression in adolescents has been recognised as a condition, and it is known to afflict more teenagers than recorded. With approximately only 20% of teens with depression being treated, there are many adolescents who are left to deal with this on their own. Click here to Read more