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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.

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

When Children Lose a Mother

The objective of this article is to highlight the particular difficulties with losing a mother.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

When Children Lose a Mother

Summary: The loss of either parent is traumatic for children. However, since mothers are more often the primary caretakers of children, such a loss can be particularly devastating. Children are more apt to lose their primary source of nurturing. Continue reading

Dealing With Learning Disabled Children

The objective of this article is to point out some guidelines for effectively dealing with children with learning disabilities. 

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Dealing With Learning Disabled Children

Summary: Children with learning disabilities may be very bright. The idea is to locate the the place of the disability or disabilities and work around these. Continue reading

Desertion by a Mother/ Avoiding Troubled Teens

The objective of this article is to offer some suggestions for fathers who may be dealing with children whose mother has left them.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Desertion by a Mother/ Avoiding Troubled Teens

Summary: The desertion by a mother may be harder for children to understand because mother’s are more often seen as caretakers. Continue reading

When Fathers Desert/Preventing Troubled Teens

The objective of this article is to provide some suggestions for mothers who are raising the children in the face of the desertion of their father.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

When Fathers Desert/Preventing Troubled Teens

Summary: When a father disengages from the family following a divorce the children can feel abandoned. Continue reading

Pressures on Young Adolescents-Junior High

The objective of this article is to point out the special pressures on young adolescents in junior high in an effort to help parents deal with the issues to prevent trouble from developing.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Pressures on Young Adolescents-Junior High

Summary: When the child moves from elementary school to a junior-high school, new pressures may be felt. Continue reading