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My Parents Want Me to Play a Sport I Hate

This is one of those questions that’s tough to answer without knowing your parents. Are your parents good listeners? Do they typically value your opinions? I hope that you have at least one parent who will listen to you if you approach them the right way. Think about who that is–or who is closest to […]

Who Are You – And How Do Others See You?

Do you ever wonder who you really are? Maybe you feel like many different people all trapped in one body. Sometimes, you enjoy being very social, fashionable and extroverted, while other times you might think this really makes you feel uncomfortable and realize you’d rather be with people that are more mellow, quiet and chill. […]

How to Get the Respect You Want and Deserve

Respect is something everyone deserves. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, black or white, gay or straight, educated or not, rich or poor…you deserve respect. It is not unreasonable to expect this from others. Respect simply means “to show regard or consideration for.” How hard is that really? The alternative to respect […]

The Side Effects of Social Media

Why does my dad keep saying not to put pictures of myself partying on my Instagram page? When I was in high school, my mom always said never write anything down that you wouldn’t want to see published on the front page of the newspaper. Of course I found that annoying then, but her point […]

Things Teenagers Say When They’re In Trouble

Multiple times each day, we ask our friends and ask us, “How are you?” It is as common as saying hello. We even ask total strangers how they are doing when go to Starbucks or the mall. Rarely, however, do we answer this question honestly, even when asked by our closest friends and family members. […]

How To Get Asked Out

A kid I know would like to join the dating scene. This person sees other kids getting together to go to a movie, or hanging out on the weekends, or always having a partner at school events. How does this happen? How does a person go about getting asked out? If this is your situation […]

How To Survive A Breakup

What are you supposed to do now? The person you counted on, the one you thought could be “the one,” just ditched you. You’re devastated, of course. Though you’ll admit you’ve had your ups and downs as a couple, you and he (or you and she) didn’t seem to get along any worse than other […]
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