For decades, researchers have been studying the effect of mainstream media on youth. Today, teenagers called “digital natives”—those who were born with technology at arms reach—are experiencing mental health challenges stemming from their time spent online.
There is no ‘how-to’ guide for becoming the best step parent. Each family is unique and over time, you and your partner will develop a step-parenting technique that works for your family dynamic.
Research shows that experiencing trauma as a child can lead to significant mental health challenges in our adult years.
If your teen is dealing with depression, they may take on destructive and unhealthy behaviours as a method of coping with emotional distress. Learn the signs and symptoms of teenage depression.