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The Thigh Gap: An Awful Trend Fueling Teen Eating Disorders

July 30, 2014

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  The Thigh Gap: What is it? A thigh gap is a clear space or gap between the thighs. The thighs are no longer touching each other when the feet and knees are together. Origin of the phenomenon: the 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show. For many teens, the thigh gap symbolizes the ideal body. Some […]

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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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The Power of Tweens

December 9, 2013

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A “tween” is a kid between 8 and 12, defined as “in-between” – meaning in-between being child and teenager. This is a rough time for the youngster who is still a child, but wants to appear more mature in front of friends. At this difficult crossroad, tweens are still psychologically children, but they are bursting with […]

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