How To Help A Troubled Teenager...

Jul 31, 2015 by

It’s no secret that the teen years can be difficult ones. However, if you feel that your own son or daughter is having an extra hard time, there are definitely ways you can step in to help. Here are some ideas that might inspire you to help your teenager feel happier. Evaluate The Problem – Nobody knows your child as well as you do. Obviously, if you and your child are still able to communicate well, this will be a very important key in determining the severity of the problem. Problems You Can Handle By Yourself – Trust yourself to know when you and other trusted adults can step in to help. After talking to your child, you may feel that your child is simply stressed with too many activities and goals that are unrealistic to...

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How to Recognize and Change Your Passive-Aggressive Behavior...

Jul 29, 2015 by

Dealing with a passive-aggressive lover, mate, co-worker, friend or family member can be a continuing source of aggravation and frustration for most people. If you engage in this type of behavior very often, you may be harming your most important relationships and sabotaging your chances to be successful in your endeavors. What Passive-Aggressive Behavior Is This is a continuing pattern of incongruent communication and actions, which means you Make promises you have no intention of keeping. “Forget” important duties, dates, deadlines, etc. Don’t talk honestly about problems to the people you need to have conversations with, and instead complain to others about them. Secretly obstruct others’ efforts. Don’t share your true thoughts, feelings, or opinions, or you share them at inappropriate times in self-defeating, relationship-damaging ways. Why You Are Prone to This At some...

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Tips For Assessing Patient Privacy Levels...

Jul 28, 2015 by

If you are considering going to see a counselor, you have some very private things to discuss. That means you want to work with a professional and service that takes your privacy seriously, no matter what it pertains to. You certainly don’t want to find out the hard way that they didn’t take your privacy as seriously as you thought they would, so take the time to assess them before you actually go to your first appointment. Use the tips below to help you learn how seriously your potential counselor and/or their company takes your privacy. Ask About Documentation The convenience of maintaining records online is something that many medical facilities utilize on a regular basis. It works well for them because it makes record-keeping and billing easier, but how well does it work...

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Divorce Is Not An Option: Tips For Improving Christian Marriage Relationships...

Jul 27, 2015 by

Many Christian couples feel that marriage is a sacrament and that divorce is generally contrary to God’s plan. However, they may be disheartened to find that they are still having contention and problems in the marriage. Follow these tips to improve your relationship and strengthen your marriage. Improve Your Worship The first thing you and your spouse need to do is improve your study of the gospel and your activity in your congregation.             Pray daily individually and with your spouse.             Study the scriptures with your spouse.             Join and actively participate in a small group Bible study.             Sit together in church meetings; don’t put the kids between you.             Try to improve each day. Foster Unity and Equality Many couples have a hard time figuring out their roles as husband and...

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Depressed Teens: Early Treatment May Prevent Future Episodes...

Jul 20, 2015 by

Parents of teenagers often miss depression in their children because of how tumultuous the emotions are in this season of life. Unsure whether or not to seek psychiatric help–and sometimes embarrassed to do so–some parents just take a “wait it out” approach, hoping that unsettling moods and behaviors will pass as their children mature. However, a new study suggests it is of critical importance to seek treatment now so as to prevent lifelong recurrences of depressive episodes. Is it depression? You may first wonder if your teen is depressed–or just being a teenager. While it is true that adolescence is fraught with emotional responses to minor triggering events, depression is a genuine occurrence in millions of teenagers each year. In 2012, 2.2 million American teens experienced at least one episode of major depression. Here...

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