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How to cope with an emotionally distant child

How to cope with an emotionally distant child

Do you ever wonder what happened to your sweet, affectionate, “glad to be part of this family” younger child? Did your child enter adolescence with a sudden cloud of distance, brooding, sullen behavior, and a desperate need to be as far away from your family as possible?
Youth hearing loss on the rise: How loud is too loud?

Youth hearing loss on the rise: How loud is too loud?

Hearing loss in adolescents and teens can be caused by common recreational activities such as concerts, hunting trips or listening to headphones too loudly, wrote Megan Moreno, MD in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. Moreno singled out headphones in particular, “The increase in hearing loss may be partly due to the popularity of headphones used by adolescents.”
 Helping Kids Understand Our Sexually Disrespectful Culture

Helping Kids Understand Our Sexually Disrespectful Culture

Alert tweens and teens to the media’s unhealthy portrayal of sex and sexuality. Kids of all ages today are caught in a crossfire of mixed messages about romance, sex and violence.

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Teen Depression: A Message for Parents