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    Dealing With Rebellious Teens
    Truancy, smoking, breaking curfew, constant bickering, shoplifting – being rebellious is about proudly asserting individuality or deviating from what parents (or the society) like, want or expect. But what’s with this rebellious behaviour? Whose fault is it? As parents, you need to know how to prevent, prepare for and handle your unruly teens. It’s important ...
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    Inspire Your Child's Career Choices
    As a parent you have a key role to play in supporting your children with their career journey. Your kids will look to you for advice and guidance. Therefore, it’s important that you have as much of the career development information at hand. Find out what your roles are and how you can help your ...
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    ‘Paw’-sitive Interactions
    For most children, pet ownership can contribute significant developmental effects, counter anxiety and depression as well as teach various lessons in life. But it’s good to remember that pets don’t teach values, ideas or morals to your child, you do – they (pets) are merely vessels which you use to point them out. Choosing A ...
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    Preventing Teen Runaways
    In Malaysia, such as it is elsewhere in the world, the majority of missing/run away children come from family conflicts (i.e. domestic violence, parent drug/sex abuse, neglect, etc.) and peer influence, but there are other reasons: Teens that run away from home are exposed to things like drugs, alcohol, sexual violence, and physical violence that ...
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    Teen Mental Illness: Realizing The Facts
    What Is Mental Health? To understand mental illness we must know what mental health is. The World Health Organization defines mental health as being able to realize one’s own potential, being able to cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and contribute beneficially to the community. Teenagers are happier in their families, more ...
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    Fostering Mental Health In Adolescence
    To understand mental health in teens, parents should first understand the key aspects of child development and how it correlates with- or influences mental health. Find out what you can do to promote optimal mental health in your child in each area of development. Physical Development Puberty, which involves rapid skeletal growth, usually begins at ...
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    Categorising Foods: Does it Help?
    Did you know? Eating disorders among teens (including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating) are usually associated with teens who are constantly facing a lot of stress due to emotional and physical changes happening in their life and the burden of academic and peer pressures. Make it a point to encourage a healthy self-esteem and confidence ...
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    Inappropriate Teen Role Models
    Role models are basically individuals that serve as an example by asserting influence over others. Parents and immediate family members as well as caregivers are usually the first and most important role models earlier in life. As they start to approach their teens, their social circle starts to grow larger – teachers, tutors, coaches, friends, ...
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    The Meaning of Adolescence
    From An Expert’s Perspective: The Teen’s Psyche Adolescence – that phase in life when your bundle of joy is no longer a child, and yet have not quite reached adulthood. It is a time when he or she is grappling with many developmental changes – physical, emotional, physiological and intellectual, all happening at the same ...