When used wisely, words like “yes” and “no” can be empowering enough for you to communicate what you will and will not tolerate from others. In this article, we will discuss how to set healthy boundaries that will empower you to take charge of your life and reduce the risk…
Teens & Young Adults
Did you know that on average, we humans spend one-third of our lives working? With so much of our time spent on the job, it is important for us to do things that bring us joy, instead of constant distress. When you find something that you are passionate about, you…
It’s normal to feel disappointed when you haven’t accomplished a goal that you set out for yourself. We all have expectations of ourselves, but sometimes we fall short of them. So, what should we do when the disappointment that we feel makes us want to give up? Here are some…
Life is full of challenges and feelings of loneliness, sadness, or hopelessness, and experiences with stress, frustration, and anxiety are inescapable. However, no matter how difficult our situations may appear to be, suicide should never be the answer. So, remember to talk to someone, find healthy coping solutions to life challenges, practice journaling, and if it’s all too much for you to handle, seek profess
From time to time, siblings will disagree, get into heated debates, argue about whose turn it is to wash the dishes and even annoyingly tease each other to the brink of tears. Unfortunately, there are moments when the teasing goes too far, and someone’s feelings gets hurt. If you or someone you know is experiencing sibling bullying, here are some things you can do to cope with the situation.
For some parents, learning that your child identifies as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community can be difficult, and you may be uncertain about how you can best support them. With that being said, it would be unfair to deny that coming out is also difficult for children and young person.
Video games can give us a sense of accomplishment, social interaction, and the ability to immerse ourselves in a whole new world. No matter what though, anything that’s good for you can be unhealthy if done too often or if it prevents you from living a normal life.
Being a teenager is sometimes difficult, no matter what everyone else says. Your teenage years are a confusing and stressful period where you may feel immense pressure to learn about yourself and figure out your future. You might be experiencing puberty, peer pressure, bullying, rejection, struggling to maintain your grades or even trying to preserve your mental health in general.
As a child or a teenager, it may sometimes feel like your parents live in a whole different world than yours. Maybe they can’t understand the things you like, your beliefs, why you make the friends that you do, or why you struggle with certain things that they didn’t when they were your age. In addition to personality differences, this is often because of a generational gap between a parent and their child.
Whether or not we are aware of it, we often avoid completing an important task or assignment because we are worried that it will be too difficult for us. We may put off that big assignment because we are worried that creativity and focus will not come easily, or that it may end up being too much for us to handle. Therefore, in trying to save ourselves from the stress and potential ‘failure’ of starting now, we wait until a later time when the urgency outweighs the fear.