Social media is incredibly important to the teens of today. With applications from Instagram to Snapchat to TikTok at their fingertips, they have become so used to being in constant contact, that the thought of going without can be jarring.
Although adults may not always realize it, kids can experience large amounts of stress just like the grown-ups in their lives. School responsibilities, drama with friends, and even family dynamics can all play a part in childhood stress and anxiety.
Calming the Storm: How to Handle a Teen Acting Out Acting out can be a common side effect of adolescence, as teens try to work through raging hormonal changes, shifting interpersonal dynamics, and competing home and school interests. When teens are
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. While there are many treatments that address ADHD in teens, recreation therapy can
Differences Between Teen Depression and Regular Angst Adolescence produces a tidal wave of emotions motivated by raging hormones–it only makes sense that sometimes those can get a bit mixed up and lead to something more than just teen angst. Teen depression
How Brain Development Shapes Trauma Response in Adolescents The human brain doesn’t fully develop until our mid to late twenties. As a result, traumatic experiences during childhood are often shaped by the brain’s formation at the time of the event. Each section
When the Fun and Games Go Overboard: Diagnosing A Gaming Disorder Gaming disorder. It’s a thing. As of June 20, 2018, the World Health Organization classified “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition. So what does gaming disorder encompass and who does
Technology is ever present for today’s teens. They are digital natives who move easily from the computer to their smartphones to their handheld gaming devices. And while video gaming and social media tends to start out as fun activities that