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Is sexting really harmful to teens?

Is sexting really harmful to teens?

In recent years, adolescents have been more and more involved in the sending and receiving of sexually explicit information via the Internet. This is commonly called “sexting”. Some adolescents do not understand the risks associated with these behaviors. Other teens are aware of the risks but feel tremendous social pressure to conform to group behaviors. Other teens just want to try sexting for the emotional thrill of sending or receiving sexually explicit content, but may not understand the long-term consequences.

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Giving up the Game Face: The importance of showing your true feelings

Giving up the Game Face: The importance of showing your true feelings

One of the most difficult things to do is to make ourselves appear happy when we feel stressed on the inside. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to put on a show of happiness, especially when we are already working on trying to solve what is making us feel stressed. The effort to appear happy taxes our system even more.

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Where should I be looking? Balancing demands on your attention

Where should I be looking? Balancing demands on your attention

Multi-tasking can cause burn out. This post will help you understand the importance of slowing down and focusing on one task at a time while learning new techniques to successfully achieve it.

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Does your child drinking caffeine make you jittery? Is caffeine safe for kids?

Does your child drinking caffeine make you jittery? Is caffeine safe for kids?

Some of us would have a hard time starting our day without a cup of coffee. Caffeine is a naturally occurring drug that many of us use on a daily basis. Yet, does that mean it´s safe for our children to have? Current research is showing that caffeine may not be so great for our kids.

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