Monthly Archives: March 2012

Understanding Teen “Cutting”

Understanding Teen “Cutting”

If you or your child know someone who is cutting, make it your top priority to let that person know that you really care. Don’t shame or judge the person, don’t make fun of the person, and don’t treat the person like a freak. Cutters don’t cut for attention, but sometimes paying attention can go a long way in helping a cutter grow strong and happy enough to kick the habit. Above all, if you want to help, become the good listener that the cutter can trust.
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Important Advice for Step-Dads

Important Advice for Step-Dads

The hidden agenda is one of the first difficulties a stepfather runs into. The mother, her children, or both, may have expectations about what you will do, but may not give you a clear picture of what those expectations are. You may have a hidden agenda of your own. You may see your new stepchildren as spoiled and unruly and decide they need discipline. Or, you may find that after years of privacy, a bustling house full of children disrupts your routine. Continue reading

Why Teens Contemplate Suicide

Why Teens Contemplate Suicide

Many teens that survive a suicide attempt have said that they were trying to escape a seemingly impossible situation or avoid unrelenting bad feelings. They say that they don’t want to die as much as they are want relief from painful emotions. Some teens may be feeling rejected, worthless, or they may feel like they are a disappointment to family members. Continue reading

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