tips for teenagers

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137 Things to Do When You’re Bored

Boredom isn’t fun or exciting – but, luckily, you can do something about it! This list of things to do when you’re bored at home, school or work will distract and entertain you. I have a billion things I love do when I’m bored, and they all include the letters B. L. O. G. Blog, think about what I should blog […]

How to Become an Independent Teenager

Here’s a list of ways to stop your parents from being overprotective so you can become more independent. I wrote this for a teenager who asked for help with her mother. “I am 14 years old and my mother in particular is very controlling,” says Michelle on How to Cope With Controlling Parents When You Live at Home. “I have […]

Help for Depressed Teenagers

If you’re a teen struggling with depressed feelings, you need to know two things: 1) you’re not alone; and 2) depression is a treatable health issue. These tips for depressed teens will help you find ways to cope. Teenagers don’t always realize that depression can often be easily and effectively treated. Feelings of helplessness and despair are overwhelming, and can […]

How to Help Teenage Girls Who Are Being Abused at Home

It’s not easy to help girls and teenagers who are experiencing abuse or oppression at home, but it is possible if you recognize the power you have. You may have a lot less power than you’d like, but you may have more power than you know. Here’s an excerpt of an “anti-oppressive practice” paper I’m writing for one of my […]

How to Cope With Controlling Parents When You Live at Home

These tips on how to deal with controlling parents will help you see your situation differently. The first thing to remember when you’re coping with parents – and you live at home – is that you can’t change them. You can only change how you respond to them. “Giving up hope is one of the healthiest, most life-affirming things you could do for […]

Signs of Eating Disorders in Teens – From Perfectionism to Purging

Perfectionism and purging are two signs of eating disorders in teenagers. Here’s how to recognize anorexia, bulimia, and body dysmorphic disorder – or confirm what you already suspect. There is a huge difference between an eating disorder, which is a psychological disorder requiring diagnosis and treatment, and simply being concerned with healthy weight loss in teens, fitness, and nutritious eating. It’s almost […]