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How to help prevent your child dealing with depression

September 10, 2016

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View story at Medium.com Half of Americans will deal with a mental health disorder  

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Let Teens Suffer… And Figure It Out

December 5, 2015

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As parents, it is very hard to witness your teen suffer. Your reflex is either to build a shield around them or give them the solution. Think twice before letting your instinct take over. Wouldn’t it be better for your teenager to learn by himself/herself how to cope with life’s adversities? It is very difficult […]

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Consent: Not actually that complicated

March 11, 2015

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Originally posted on rockstar dinosaur pirate princess:
http://kaffysmaffy.tumblr.com/post/780535517 A short one today as my life is currently very complicated and conspiring against my preference to spend all of my days working out what to blog. But do you know what isn’t complicated? Consent. It’s been much discussed recently; what with college campuses bringing in Affirmative Consent…

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Finding Purpose by Robyn, 17

November 5, 2014

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Part I “You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.” – Geneen Roth I’m 17 years old and I’m a recovering anorexic, and have been for […]

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Why Teens Are Self-Absorbed

June 28, 2014

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While it’s true that most of our neurons have already formed by the time we’re born, that doesn’t mean our brains are finished developing. Brains don’t fully finish with development until about age 25. Only then is one’s brain considered mature. One aspect of that is that teens differ from pre-teens or adults on the […]

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Aerie: No Better Than Barbie

April 11, 2014

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  “DEAR AERIE GIRLS, We think it’s time for a change. We Think it’s time to GET REAL and THINK REAL, We want every girl to feel good about who they are and what they look like, inside and out. This means NO MORE RETOUCHING OUR GIRLS AND NO MORE SUPERMODELS. Why? Because there is […]

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Six Things Your Teen/Tween Is Learning From You

March 14, 2014

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Six things your teen/tween is learning from you (via NewsWorks) Raising a teen or tween can make you feel as though their friends are the only people they ever pay attention to, but that simply isn’t the case. While friends have an enormous impact during these years, parents do too. And like it or not, […]

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