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Children & Teens

Children & Teens

It is important to address problems of children and teens as early as possible. These articles offer insight on some of the challenges of raising kids.

Building Self Esteem in Children

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Building Self-Esteem in Children

You want your children to feel good about themselves and it is certainly possible to raise children who do.

However, to do so means a new way of approaching children than the way that was used when most of us grew up.

Most of us grew up with punishment and a good dose of criticism. Our parents meant well. Continue reading

Learning Disabilities/Teacher and Parental Attitudes

The objective of this article is to highlight how powerful attitudes toward children with learning disabilities can be.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Learning Disabilities/Teacher and Parental Attitudes

Summary: Attitudes of teachers and parents can make a huge difference in the success or failure of children with learning disabilities. The nature of these problems has the potential to destroy families. This article presents a discussion of these issues. Continue reading

How Harmful is Chemical Use in Young People–Really?

The objective of this article is to present a discussion of the realities of chemical usage in young people and to suggest some ideas that may migrate it.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

How Harmful is Chemical Use in Young People–Really?

Summary: There is evidence that among school children experimentation with drugs and alcohol is beginning at earlier and earlier ages. Continue reading

When Children Are Molested

To acquaint readers with the dynamics of child molestation and to provide some guidelines for handling it.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

When Children Are Molested

Summary: Many more children than it is commonly thought are molested each year in the United States, and elsewhere. Continue reading

Troubled Adolescents: General Profile of Suicidal Teens

The objective of this article is to make some suggestions as to the general profile of adolescent boys and girls who may attempt or succeed at committing suicide.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Troubled Adolescents: General Profile of Suicidal Teens

Summary: Adolescents experience great turbulence on their way to adulthood. One of the hallmarks of their adolescents is the outlook that whatever they are experiencing will last forever. Continue reading

Suicidal Patterns of Troubled Teens

The objective of this article is to point out some warning signs for teens who may try suicide with the hope of preventing some deaths.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Suicidal Patterns of Troubled Teens

Summary: Many adolescents die who really did not mean to complete the act. Seasons play a role some of the time. Family situations of loss and feelings of hopelessness are major factors. Continue reading

The Effects of Teen Suicide in Families

The objective of this article is to help families in this difficult position to understand what they may be experiencing.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

The Effects of Teen Suicide in Families

Summary: Suicide puts an entirely different face onto the grieving process. Often the survivors become the victims. They may remain both guilt-ridden, embarrassed, and angry with no release. Continue reading

Stresses for Children in the World in Which They Live

The objective of this article is to help family and friends be aware of the stresses that children experience so that they can help to mitigate them where possible.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Stresses for Children in the World in Which They Live

Summary: Children are affected by their society and by the smaller world of their family and school groups. Continue reading

Stresses in Early Boy-Girl Relationships

The objective of this article is to point out the stresses on early adolescents realted to the opposite sex in an effort to provide a cushioning for them from their caregivers.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Stresses in Early Boy-Girl Relationships

Summary: During early adolescence, boys and girls are assailed by many inner pressures. Continue reading