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Parental Divorce & Adolescence

Author: Psychology Today Just because parental divorce has become so common today (many statistics suggest around 50% of first marriages divorce) doesn’t make it any less painful or formative in the lives of children and adolescents when it occurs. As I suggest in my book, “The Everything Parent’s…

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10 Steps To A Positive Body Image

Author: National Eating Disorder Association About Author: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. We campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We…

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13 Quotes to Help You Face Your Fears

Author: Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D. (via Psychology Today) So many people allow fear to rob them of their reasoning, halt their happiness, or derail their dreams. So as we approach Halloween, I thought it was the perfect time to share 13 quotes on fear—the kind that keep you from moving forward in your…

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Symptoms of Codependency

Author: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT (via Psych Central) The term codependency has been around for almost four decades. Although it originally applied to spouses of alcoholics, first called co-alcoholics, researchers revealed that the characteristics of codependents were much more prevalent in the general population than had been imagined….

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Can Extend to Inanimate Objects

Author: Psych Central Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) process visual information in a distorted way, even while viewing inanimate objects, according to a new UCLA study. BDD is a severe mental illness, often debilitating, in which sufferers tend to obsess about minute body details, such as a…

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Underage Drinking: Talking To Your Teen About Alcohol

Author: Mayo Clinic It’s easy to underestimate how early underage drinking starts — sometimes even in the preteen years — as well as the amount of alcohol teens drink and the risks involved. Still, underage drinking isn’t inevitable. You can encourage your teen to avoid alcohol by talking…

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Going To Extremes: Eating Disorders

Author: CNN Health Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disease in America. Take a look at these statistics from the National Eating Disorders Association.

Communication Tips For Parents

Author: American Psychological Association (APA) Be available for your children Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk–for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car–and be available. Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives. Find time…

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