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TikTok 101: Threats and Benefits to Teenage Users

Despite all the controversy surrounding it, Chinese-owned TikTok is the next big thing for young people’s self-expression. Let’s explore why every person under 25 seems to be obsessed with this social-media powerhouse.

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Substance Suspicion: What To Do When You’re Worried Your Teen Is Abusing Drugs

Being concerned that your teen may have drug problems can be difficult for moms and dads, but this sort of issue doesn’t have to be as challenging as you might expect. Let’s take a look at the steps that can be taken when you’re approaching something like this with a young person.

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Working Out Why Your Teen Doesn’t Like Talking To You

Getting Teens to Open Up Connecting with teens can be practically impossible. You and your teenager both have busy schedules, and even when you can find the time, it’s hard to get through to a closed off teen. On top of all that, it’s not always easy to know what to talk about, especially because…

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6 Ways to Teach Your Teen Gratitude During the Pandemic

By Arastou Aminzadeh, Co-Founder, BNI Treatment Center If you were to ask a teenager what they feel grateful for during the global pandemic, many would mention TikTok, video games, or Netflix. These pastimes aren’t always engaging, but serve as a welcome distraction from bad news. Who can blame teens for gravitating towards that? Living through…

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Tips For Talking To Teens About Divorce

In the United States, it is estimated that around 40% of marriages end in divorce. For parents, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of separating is telling their children. If you have teenagers, and you’re going through a divorce, here are some tips to help you talk to your teens…

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Talking To Teens About Drug Abuse

Is there any parent who, at some point, does not worry about the notion of their child falling into bad habits with drugs, be they prescription or otherwise? We all know how far they can throw a life off track, but how do you approach the topic with your teenager in a way that goes…

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Talking To Teens About Skin

Acne and other skin related problems are a big deal for teenagers. It is a completely normal part of being a teenager – hormones play havoc with our skin – but when you are already feeling self-conscious and trying to get to grips with all of the other changes that are happening to your body,…

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Financial Responsibility

The teenage years are a time of dynamic change and unpredictability. So it might not seem at first like the best time to learn money management skills. In fact, there is not a better time to learn. Your teenager will be shifting from pocket money to part-time earnings – most likely – and they will…

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Understanding Your Teenager And What They Need

Teenagers have a habit of pushing people away when they need them the most because they feel like nobody is going to understand them or even care. It can be hard to know how to help teenagers, especially when they have trouble communicating their needs to people who are in positions to help. In this…

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Helping The Teenager That Doesn’t Want To Be Helped

You know that your teenager needs help – but what do you do if they won’t let you help them? Their mental health may be declining, friendships fracturing, or bad choices adding up. You want to do something, but maybe they’re especially headstrong or in denial about their problem; regardless, they don’t want anything to…

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