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How Teens Can Apologize…For Real

When you think of an apology, you probably think of the words, “I’m sorry,” as this has become synonymous with apologizing. As children, we are all taught to say, “I’m sorry,” and we seek to hear those very words from anyone whom we think may have wronged us in any way. It’s as if hearing […]

How to Break Up With a Bad Friend

The teenage years can be challenging in many ways, particularly in the realm of navigating the ups and downs of friendships.  While these years may be filled with many emotional roller coasters, the lessons you will learn from how you handle these difficulties will hold value for the rest of your life. It is incredibly […]

Do You Need to Change Schools?

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 […]

When Bullies Attack

For all the talk about bullies, they still exist. Even if your school has a no-bullying policy, you know that that policy has holes in it. People still bully other people. People still bully you. What can you do? When you’re being bullied, what are your options? Bullying includes physical intimidation, of course, people shoving […]

Are You an Enabler?

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 […]

Don’t Let Social Media Fool You

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 […]
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