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Capistrano Valley High School hosts panel for parents concerned about teens’ gaming and social media habits
There is no doubt that the nation’s youth are hurting. The one-two punch of pandemic-related isolation & social media exploiting children’s vulnerabilities has scarred our teens
As the headlines are making all too clear: Our children are hurting, and they often see suicide as their only way out.
Lung damage related to vaping and smoking e-cigarettes has become so prevalent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come up with a name and acronym to define the problem.
It is an oddity of human nature that we so often fail to react to troubling developments until they reach the level of a crisis. Regular checkups with a mental health professional help promote healthy choices
What parents should know about depression in teens. In 2014, an estimated 2.8 million adolescents ages 12-17 in USA had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
Nationwide, the spike in teen suicide over the last two decades shot up 22 percent. In Orange County, it shot up a horrifying 45 percent. On average for the last decade, Orange County had more than one teen suicide a month.
The belief that gamers might turn violent or numb as the warnings are both sobering and serious. The World Health Organization recently named “impaired control over gaming” an official disorder
This obsession with how others view us and how we stack-up to others has now become a national pass time. Social media has democratized celebrity. We are all famous in our own little Facebook,
Smartphones, tablets, & video consoles can be addictive. They also interfere with sleep. drawing kids into an alternate universe (distracting them from more productive real-world activities). They are linked to anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, & obesity.
helping participants to build relationship skills, which experts say can improve efficacy in school, work, and interpersonal situations.
We all think we’ll develop into an adult that teens can talk to. But in the years between prom night & parenthood, we learn about the pitfalls of life that make us hyper-vigilant & difficult to approach...
We don’t want to normalize school shootings. At the same time, we have a responsibility to our children to help children work through the anxiety that these shootings provoke in them.
Parents will sometimes even push our kids to play video games as a way to keep them safe and quiet, but what we don’t realize is that we might be perpetuating an addiction.
Breaking bad habits is about making conscious decisions. For parents & teachers, this means helping kids stick to routines. For teens it means identifying & reframing their thinking to avoid some pitfalls they most commonly fall prey to.
An Intensive outpatient therapy program in California now allows teens to receive accreditation to allow students to get highs school credits for participating.
Research from around the world shows that bullies are a product of their environment. Children & teens who are often harassed at home often become bullies at school
Gaming can seem to take over a person’s life. Their only source of happiness comes from playing games. Sleep & eating habits disrupted. Energy loss & inability to focus are also warning signs
Studies have shown that video games and other addictions, such as alcohol and nicotine, affect neural pathways in similar ways: They all lead to an increase in dopamine levels in specific pleasure centers of the brain.
~ Business Insider, August 2020