Middle School and High School can be some of the most challenging years of your life. As you’re going through the developmental stages, each one brings with it different challenges and potential problems. Peers can be incredibly cruel, not to mention how inappropriate many teachers and staff members can be. If you’re not the smartest […]
The term enabler is often used when we talk about addictions, but it also applies to all sorts of other problematic behaviors. An enabler is a person who encourages or enables negative or self-destructive behavior in another (Google Dictionary). For teens, this could look like lying for a friend so they don’t get in trouble […]
Like most things, social media has its pros and cons. It can be a great way to share information with a lot of people quickly, to keep up with what is going in the lives of the people you care about, and even to stay informed about what’s going on in the world. You can […]
It’s hard to feel confident when you’re a teenager. Your body is changing and awkward, your hormones are raging and even causing acne, you’re trying to figure out who you are, and you are extremely self-conscious. The good news is that you’re not alone. It is pretty normal to be self-conscious when you’re going through […]
Let’s face it. Everyone has a smart phone these days. While staying connected and having access to information at your fingertips has many perks, there are also many down sides to having and using these devices. In addition to losing the ability to connect face-to-face, these smart phones have also become quite a distraction from […]
Anger is a strong emotion that everyone feels sometimes. Unfortunately, our society has convinced us that it is a negative or bad emotion. The truth is there is no such thing as a negative or bad emotion. There are just emotions. All of them are created equally, and all of them will be experienced by […]
Christa Acevedo gives professional advice on how to overcome insecurity and a negative self-image you may have of yourself.