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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 […]

What To Do If Your Friend Shoplifts

Well, first things first, be careful. You friend’s shoplifting shoplifting can get YOU in to trouble. If she’s spotted shoplifting, they are likely to hold both of you. You might be called an accessory to the crime—like you’re the look-out person or the distraction. Either of these two things can get you in to your […]

How To Handle The Mean Girl

I’ve heard it said many times: “Girls are so much meaner than boys.” Research has been conducted with boys and girls about the different ways they are aggressive, and it shows that boys tend to be more physically aggressive with each other, while girls tend to be more socially exclusionary with each other. In other […]

How To Increase Your Self-Esteem When Dating

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 […]
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