As children move into adolescence, they enter a time of intense cognitive, emotional, and social change. Often parents wonder if their children’s behavior is “normal.” Although there are variations among teens, adolescents ages 12 to 14 tend to exhibit signs of having attained similar cognitive, physical/emotional, and social milestones.
One constant concern for parents of adolescents is substance abuse. Substances range from alcohol and illegal drugs, to over-the-counter medications and household cleaning products. Because substance abuse can have far-reaching consequences for adolescents, it is critical that parents learn the warning signs.
While the condition most commonly associated with anxiety disorders is probably panic attacks, there are actually several different disorders that fall under this umbrella.
Over the past few years, the media has barraged the public with negative images of residential treatment and “wilderness therapy” programs. Although some programs may deserve this negative publicity, it is important not to overlook all the benefits of a well-chosen residential treatment program.
Self-efficacy is a person’s perception of his or her ability to accomplish tasks and overcome the challenges presented in daily life. People generally place greater importance on self-esteem than self-efficacy; however, self-efficacy plays a significant role in a teenager’s sense of self-esteem, because it gives the teen a sense of autonomy and responsibility.
Parenting a child with ADD or ADHD can be a challenging, undertaking. It is possible, however, to minimize the impact of ADD and ADHD, using specific behavior strategies. With the implementation of clear rules and routines, ADD- and ADHD-related behaviors can be managed with reasonable ease.
Eckerd’s E-Nini-Hassee uses eight essential elements that are the key therapeutic components employed throughout a typical day.
Considering a boot camp or military school for your daughter? There are better alternatives. Learn about Eckerd's E-Nini-Hassee, a remarkably effective alternative that has helped nearly 10,000 troubled girls turn their lives around since 1969.
What do you do if your daughter is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Substance abuse can be highly dangerous to adolescents and teens, particularly if it leads to addiction.
Is your daughter heading down the wrong path in life? Is she at risk of being arrested and entering into the Juvenile Justice system? Get help before it’s too late.