Being a teenager can be a stressful time in life. There's the pressure of fitting in,preparing to get into college,going to prom,learning to drive. Now imagine if you also had to tell someone of the opposite sex that you have to wear diapers and plastic pants because you still wet the bed?

Teenagers can be very cruel when it comes to people being different. I think it's important for teenagers to be able to talk to other people with similar problems. There are many online support groups for various health problems and teenagers suffering from bed-wetting should take advantage of the many online health resources.

You can also start an online support group if you want. Many older children,adolescents,teenagers,and adults deal with bed-wetting every night so there are a lot of people who would be interested if you do decide to start a bed-wetting support group. On a related note,if you don't personally feel like starting an online support group for teenagers suffering from bed-wetting you can do a Google search for incontinence support groups and forums. Bed-wetting is a very common problem so it shouldn't be difficult finding a person you can talk to about this issue. There are also organizations that specialize in disseminating information about incontinence. Two of the major organizations that deal with incontinence are the Simon Foundation for Continence and the National Association for Continence. These organizations should be able to provide you with information about support groups for incontinence.

I think it would help if teenage celebrities(as well as adult celebrities) started talking about subjects such as bed-wetting-it would make it less taboo.

Right now I'd like to talk about one teen's experience with wearing cloth diapers and plastic pants. This person felt extremely self-conscious about wearing the garments. I talked about this in my article "Ways Parents Can Encourage Older Children,Adolescents,and Teenagers to Wear Diapers to Bed for Bed-Wetting" but I thought I'd revisit this issue for those of you who might not have read this article. There are several aspects that made him feel babyish-the bulk of the diapers between the legs,the safety pins,and the crinkling sounds of the plastic pants. I thought I'd talk a little bit about because it's possible that many teenagers have similar feelings regarding wearing diapers and plastic pants for bed-wetting. I believe in this particular case it's possible to see the glass as half full. For example instead of viewing these attributes in a negative manner one can see them in a positive way. Instead of viewing the bulk of the diapers as a bad thing a person could see them in a positive way-thicker diapers are more absorbent and therefore they provide better protection. This in turn will make the wearer feel more comfortable and secure. As far as the plastic pants are concerned it should be stressed to the teen that some plastic pants and disposable diapers make a rustling sound. Although many people are self conscious about this crackling sound the teenager should be reassured that since the product is only worn at night this shouldn't be a concern. However if the child or teen is sharing a bedroom with another sibling they might have some misgivings about this. If they do share a room with another sibling the parents need to tell the sibling in no uncertain terms that if they make fun of the bed-wetting or diapers and plastic pants they'll be punished. Finally, as far as the pins are concerned,these should be viewed no differently than other methods of fastening clothing such as buttons, zippers,or snaps. I hope this helps other teenagers who might be feeling embarrassed about wearing the diapers and plastic pants at night.

Another idea I have for helping teenagers adjust to wearing diapers to bed is to talk to a child psychologist or other mental health professional. I talk about this in greater detail in my article "Ways Parents Can Encourage Older Children,Adolescents,and Teenagers to Wear Diapers to Bed for Bed-Wetting" and "Bed-Wetting:When Cures Can Be Worse Than the Disease." I would encourage all teenagers suffering from this problem to read these articles because I feel they have some valuable information in them.

I also think it's important to be able to confide in people about this problem-whether a family member or relative,a teacher,a minister or other religious figure,or a friend. Sometimes talking to people helps a great deal.. It's important to be able to gauge the depth and quality of a person's friendship. There are some people who are real compassionate and understanding. These people are very accepting of other people's problems and they're easy to confide in. If you feel you have friends of this nature and if you're having difficulty coming to terms with wearing diapers to bed then you might want to consider discussing this with them. It's important to remember one thing-there are plenty of people of all ages who wet the bed so the next time you're getting ready for bed and putting on your diapers and plastic pants keep this in mind!

There are so many people that are just angry with the fact that they are having to deal with spots on a regular basis. It is often suggested that people who are in their teens are most prone to developing spots, but this is not always the case.

Whilst it is true that teenagers do get spots, they are not the only group of people that do. There are also an increasing number of adults that are getting spots and this is becoming very common. It was once thought that once you reach a certain age, then spots generally fade away and never come back.

However the facts are very different and probably one of the main reasons that people are getting more spots now than ever is possibly a result of the increase in the level of chemicals that people are being exposed to. Chemicals are around us in many products, whether this be general household goods, skin products, hair products and other beauty products that are also available.

When it does come to seeing a breakout of spots, one of the first reactions will be to want to squeeze the spot in order to get rid of it. This is one of the worst things that anyone can do as this can push the bacteria deeper into the skin and even cause damage to the surrounding area of the skin.

Knowing how to treat spots can be a little confusing for a number of people, as there are just so many treatments that are available. There are various over the counter products that you can buy and quite often these do not generate any real results. It is important that if you are using any spot based treatments then you have to give the products time in order to take effect and for the skin to adjust to the ingredients that are being applied to the skin.

The best products that are best for you to treat your spots best are to use treatments that are natural and are free from any colours, additives or preservatives that could lead to further irritation and even cause more spots to appear.

Another way that you can treat your spots is to be eating a healthy diet and to avoid so called junk foods. These foods do not help the skin or the body at all and quite often the appearance of spots is due to an imbalance that is taking place within the body. If you are able to correct this imbalance then you will be in a better position to be able to treat your spots and to have a much clearer complexion that you will be pleased about.

Treating spots is really not the end of the world and if you are tackling matters in the correct manner then you should be able to deal with your spots with some ease. It is important however that you are not taking actions into your own hands and this means that you are not forcing the pus out of the spot. This can be very tempting to do, but it really does not to be avoided in order to prevent your skin becoming permanently scared.

For every birthday celebrated, your child has been getting closer to becoming a teenager with all the changes you can imagine, including a more personal and individual approach to decorating a teen bedroom. Bedroom furnishings has evolved over the last 10 years to encompass personal computers, stereo systems and televisions. In addition to this, bedrooms are the social setting where your teenager will entertain their friends. Now furniture will be even more important, because of the strong influence that friendship carries with teenagers.

Choosing Furniture for Style and Substance

Fortunately, the manufacturers of bedroom furniture keep up with all of the latest trends. You will find coordinated furnishing sets in all of the styles that appeal to this age group with all of the features you want to keep your child safe. Bunk beds, trundle beds and canopy beds along with space saving Murphy beds, are some of the styles available when you are ready to start decorating your child's room.

When the necessary pieces of furniture have been selected, you can concentrate on the items that make a room livable and special. From built in storage bins to teen bedspreads, you find items with the motifs that will appeal to the youthful spirit of your teenager. Choosing low maintenance accessories like a bean bag chair and cotton throw pillows make it easy to keep the room organized and clean.

Depending on your teenagers' personality, you may find that they may need more or less in their room. As their world continues to expand, interactions with their classmates and other friends will make more demands on their time and their bedroom furniture. As you begin your decorating tasks, keep in mind that this furniture will be used by your teenager through high school and probably college.

It is a good idea to take your teenager with you when you go shopping for decorating their bedroom. Talk to them about what they need first and then see what they would like to have as furnishings in their room. Since this is a significant investment, it is an excellent idea that you get your moneys worth and the furnishings in their bedroom boosts your teenagers self confidence.

Selecting Teen Bedroom Furniture with an Eye to the Future

Today you are paying for braces, but in the blink of an eye, your teenager will be earning a bachelors' degree. The bedroom furniture you purchase now will probably be there when they experience their first crush or heartbreak. Some of the memories that last a lifetime are made during the teenage years. Thankfully, most of the teen furniture on the market is built to last longer than your teenager's first relationship.

Everybody has heard of it: Calvin Klein Underwear, Eternity by Calvin Klein, CK Underwear, and The Khaki Collection - the list goes on and on. Calvin Klein brands had become so popular since 1970's for their ultimate comfort, versatility, and unique, sexy look. Pop stars, actors, politicians: most of them have a CK in their dress room, whether it is a fragrance, business suit, or nightlife outfit.

What is so unique about Calvin Klein? Well, the answer is simple: a combination of provocative image, simplicity, and sexuality. Provocation came inside the advertising, starting from the cutting edge Brooke Shields ads to sexy teen photos, so popular in 1990's. CK has always been down-to-earth when it came to separates - his clothing is designed to be worn with everything else in CK clothing line, no matter how absurd such mix-and-match may bethought of. And let's not forget the screaming sex appeal of CK clothing lines, especially jeans and underwear. When the matter is sexuality, Calvin Klein is on the top of the list among Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, and D&G, but a lot cheaper.

It is a fact that, CK can boast affordability compared to other designers, along with never-ending popularity and ultra-strong brand recognition. When shopping for Calvin Klein clothes, underwear, or fragrance one should change the conservative shopping approach to modern high-tech. Development of information technology along with the growing popularity of Internet as a global marketplace makes today's shopping for virtually anything a relaxed, money-saving process.

One of the best sites to start with is Originally started as a book and media marketplace, today's Amazon is a truly comprehensive marketplace, successfully competing with such online giants as and Shopping at Amazon is easy with convenient site search and navigation, deeply discounted prices, wide variety of merchandise, easy returns and exchanges, as well as payment protection for buyers. Noteworthy is that Amazon strictly enforces trademark violations, and the risk of buying counterfeit merchandise is next to nothing.

With hundreds of stock items and discounts up to 70% on Calvin Klein clothing, underwear, and perfume, Amazon should be the peak marketing destination.

You may remember Kirk and Candace Cameron from two of the most popular sitcoms of the late 80s and early 90s. Kirk was an instant teen-idol who starred on Growing Pains and his younger sister Candace played DJ Tanner on the hit show Full House. While both young actors were starring on wholesome, family-centric shows, their parents Robert and Barbara were working hard to make sure that their lives off screen were just as stable and supportive.

In her book appropriately named A Full House of Growing Pains, Barbara recounts her life as a typical Christian mother raising two not-so-typical children. It wasnt an easy task attempting to guide her children through the pressures and insecurities of a Hollywood lifestyle, nor was it easy balancing a normal home (the Camerons have other siblings as well) with life in the limelight.

By the age of eighteen, Kirk was making $50k a week and had gained the admiration of thousands of young teens. His sister Candace, after her role on Full House, drew significant critical acclaim for taking on challenging dramatic roles in films like No One Would Tell.

In 1990, Kirk reaffirmed his faith after struggling internally to find himself for many years a personal revelation that had a profound effect on him. While it initially caused some friction on the Growing Pains set, Kirk had the strength to remain true to himself. In 1991 he married costar Chelsea Noble. Today Kirk and Chelsea have six children and Kirk has partnered with Way of the Master Ministries. In addition, he has stared in the Left Behind movies and continues to take on acting roles.

Candace Cameron was introduced to NHL hockey player Valeri Bure by former co-star Dave Coulier and the two were married in 1996. They have three children and currently reside in Florida. Candace speaks at various churches, colleges and outreach events in addition to being involved in organizations like the Starlight Foundation, Make-A-Wish, Compassion International, Childrens Hunger Fund and Sheridan House Family Ministries.

Kirk and Candace will never forget their Hollywood roots, but their well-adjusted, successful and fulfilling adult lives are a true testament to the family-based upbringing their parents valued years ago. They continue to be walking examples of how a supportive upbringing and the development of personal esteem is invaluable in the lives of children growing up in the industry.


On Getting Started in Entertainment

CIF: What were the early signs that your child was meant to be in the limelight?
BC: There were no early signs that our children were meant for this business. It was something that just happened. Another showbiz mother, and friend of mine, encouraged me for years to get the kids involved.

CIF: How did you find your first agent?
BC: We lived in the same apartment building as Adam Richs (Eight Is Enough) family. For years, Adams mother Fran encouraged me to get my children in the business saying that I should really take my kids in to see her agent, Iris Burton. I trusted Fran and her opinion. Finally, I agreed not thinking that anything would ever become of it. A few days later Iris Burton was our agent. Today, however, I would encourage parents to interview the agent just as much as the agent is interviewing them and their child. Find the one that you feel good about representing your child.

CIF: How many auditions did you go on before the first job?
BC: Kirk booked his first commercial after about the 6th audition. I dont think it was more than a dozen before Candace booked her first commercial.

On Making it in Show Biz

CIF: What was your first big break?
BC: Though there was a progression of big breaks everyday, because small roles led to bigger roles, I guess Kirks would be Growing Pains. It was during the years of Growing Pains that Kirk became one of Americas teen stars and through this show, he became very popular. Candaces break came from her role on a feature film, Punchline with Sally Field, John Goodman and Tom Hanks. It was during this film that the audition came in for Full House.

CIF: Any funny/interesting stories from when you were first getting started?
BC: One story that I can remember was an event at the Disney Studios. We were invited to attend and Kirk brought along a girl friend of his. They found a bicycle and rode tandem. There were paparazzi taking pictures of all the celebrities that attended. They spotted Kirk and followed him trying to capture a photo. Kirk was very good at dodging the media and did his best to find refuge. But the photographers were insistent and so his dad had an idea! They were able to find an abandoned building on the lot. It was there that they exchanged clothes, coat, and hat and Kirk (really his dad) rode off on the bicycle with Kirks friend. The paparazzi saw the two of them and yelled, There he is! Robert, disguised as Kirk, rode off, paparazzis chasing them, leaving Kirk free to escape into the crowd. It was a fun idea for awhile, but the photographers eventually got smart and realized that they were had.

On Education

CIF: How did you school your children?
BC: During Kirks high school years, we were able to have him attend his school for a class or two before filming (on set he had a studio teacher). This would give him the opportunity to stay connected with his classmates at his regular school. He graduated with his class with high honors. Candace was tutored on the set for a number of years and when she entered high school, we enrolled her in a private school so that she could develop a social life outside the studio. She missed being among her peers and there were a few kids at her regular school that were making it difficult for her to attend there on a regular basis. Being able to attend this school was wonderful, and helped her connect with friends that she still has today!

There has been an increase of reported incidences of young adults abusing their bodies when they feel depressed. These kids say that if they don't hurt themselves, they might "lose it". Why do these kids do it? Why do they choose to go into this self-destructive path?

Self-mutilation A lot of doctors are calling self-mutilation the next anorexia. This habit is getting quite addictive and is gaining a wide following from large groups of teenagers. It's also called cutting. It is a means of expressing hidden anger, agitation, and pain during bouts of depression or when suffering from other mental health concerns. This is more common with people who find it hard to express their emotions verbally. They vent out hidden emotions and take their pain and anger out on themselves by cutting. Some people call it pain displacement, where people transfer emotional pain to physical pain, where it'll last significantly shorter than it would if it were dwelling inside their heads, by means of cutting or slashing away on their skin. Kids usually do it in hidden areas of the body like the upper thighs or the upper arms.

Kids who cut themselves deny being suicidal or even having such thoughts. When asked why they cut themselves, they say that they simply hate going to doctors to receive professional help. These kids just go on hurting themselves until something unimaginable happens.

Not only does cutting put our youth's lives in grave danger, it also warps their sense of reality. This happens when the wild conscience overrules the more humane side of the conscience. The wild conscience is violent and raw, making it uncontrollable. This part of the psyche makes people torture their own body. Mental health professionals have said that if you continue to let your wild psyche lead you, your self-mutilating habit may lead to suicide.

People who hurt themselves need help. They're not sick, neither are they insane. It is possible that growing up, they weren't able to learn or acquire positive ways of dealing and coping with different feelings and emotions of a negative nature.

Complications Certainly, any form of self-destructive behaviour will end up causing complications to a person's physical and mental health. Cutting contributes to and/or worsens feelings or shame, guilt, and low self-esteem. Cutting may lead to life threatening injuries such as massive blood loss from accidental deep cuts, or when one accidently cuts major blood vessels or arteries. Cutting may lead to accidental or deliberate suicide. Like what was mentioned earlier, once a person lets the wild conscience take over, the intended thoughts of self-torture may turn into thoughts of suicide. Cutting causes permanent scars. You may not mind the scars while you're in the moment of cutting, but years down the road, this may add to the shame and embarrassment as you are shown physical evidences of your former self-mutilating self.

Intervention It is never too late to start learning positive coping mechanism. Engaging in a counselling session with a trusted and trained professional will help introduce and slowly inculcate less harmful ways of dealing with negative emotions and stress. During therapy, deep-rooted concerns that could've caused the self-destructive behaviour are addressed. Medications are unlikely to be the answer to stop a child's cutting habits. However, the doctor might prescribe anti-depressants or other psychiatric medications to improve the depression. For severe cases, psychiatric hospitalization may be required. Chronic cutters need to be put in a safe environment and receive more intensive treatment until the crisis is over.

Kids who have this problem need understanding and support from the people around them. Judging them for their current actions won't help them improve or quit the habit. This will only make kids feel more hurt and depressed.

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Whether your teenage boy is thirteen or nineteen, a birthday party for them that goes beyond immediate family is going to involve them in the planning, unless it's a surprise. Most parents know their sons pretty well, so I don't think this is any kind of big deal at all, but everyone probably needs to be in agreement about certain things, e.g. pool party, or backyard BBQ, or inside with a DJ and dancing, those kinds of details. And of course, they will want to be involved in their invitations.

The best teen boy birthday party invitations you can possibly get are the ones that you custom make on the Internet. When you buy party invitations from a local store, you are so limited, with very little flexibility in customizing them. Online, there are virtually no limitations. You are in complete control in picking out every aspect of your cards, including card design, message wording, fonts their printed in, etc. If one web site doesn't have what you want, a couple of clicks and you're on another site.

To prepare for custom making your teen's birthday invitations, you only need one item, his picture, one that he approves of using, of course. If you don't already have one, just have a few made with any digital camera and transfer the one (or a few), to your computer for uploading into your card templates online. You can easily experiment with several of them to see which works best.

With your pictures accessible, go online to a web site that has the following four basic ingredients; different and stylish card designs that appeal to you, features and options that you like, an easy 3-step design interface, and the latest technology. In following the steps you'll be custom designing your entire card one step at a time.

1) You'll pick the card design that stands out most to you, and choose what color, or colors, you want it in.

2) From a number of well written invitation messages, pick the one you like best and make the changes necessary for it to convey exactly what you want to say. You can have it printed in any type of font you like, and in dazzling colors, if that's what strikes you. You can also upload your picture into the card template, and add some themed graphics.

3) The last step allows you to preview your choices all pulled together by the technology in a full true-to-life view on your screen so that you can make any adjustments necessary to get them precisely the want you want them before you order.

Your customized teen boy birthday party invitations will be sure to capture the attention of all those you send them to, which will set the tone for your party and assure a good response. Once you custom make invitations like this, you'll never shop for cards in a store again.

Every year more and more parents are searching for answers to deal with troubled teens. Theyre seeking out programs for depression, anger, defiance, addictions, sexual activity, and low self-esteem. For the most severe cases they search for everything from boot camps to therapeutic schools to help their teen. What is causing this upswing in at risk teens? Some people believe there is a link between TV, computer games, and music videos and problem teens. TV reality shows push the limits and could lead to problem teen behavior. Parents need to be aware of these shows, monitor their kids, and filter what could be damaging.

There are people that believe that TV watching can contribute to depression, overeating, sleep problems, academics, and problem relationships. Many of these problems parents see in their TV watching teen are the same as those associated with severe cases of a troubled teen.

A TV watching study conducted on 4142 kids in 1995 showed a higher percentage of depression in teens watching more TV. They watched over two hours of TV per day and forty minutes of videos. In 2002 a follow-up survey discovered that 308 of the subjects met the criteria for depression. These kids had watched an average of 22 minutes more TV each day than their non-depressed counterparts. In 2011 the stakes are much higher. New shows and rap videos have pushed the boundaries of good taste and could be leading to increases in teen promiscuity, cutting, and serious depression just to name a few.

"Reality" TV shows are pushing the limits. Sweet sixteen parties for the extremely rich girls, teen mom reality series and then there is Jersey Shore. Sex, drugs and rock and roll have been around for a while but new shows like Skins go too far.

Skins is a scripted show using 17-24 year old actors. The most recent episode has Parents Television Council asking the Department of Justice to file child pornography charges against the series. This arises because of a scene that depicts a teenager running nude through the streets after swallowing an erectile dysfunction drug. The problem is the actor in this scene was merely 17 years old!

There is also the argument that television and movies are merely fiction and that they are merely for entertainment and not meant to influence people's lives. However, when you are talking about influence on teenagers and younger children maturity levels must be considered. American teens and preteens spend an average of four hours per day in front of the television and many take what they are seeing as typical, safe and acceptable. Couple this with the CDC studies on how peers influence drug use and sexuality and clearly shows like Skins can have an effect on, at the very least, teenage promiscuity.

Television programming will continue to push the envelope on decency. It is also controversial on how damaging TV programs can be to teens. Its too late to figure out there is a problem once you are looking for a solution. The time to do something is now not when you are looking for a program for your troubled teen. The best parents can do is monitor closely what your children are watching. Use parental controls included in most television, satellite and cable programming. And., imagine this, restrict TV watching. Come up with other, more interesting, things for your kids to do with their time and save yourself from the worries of having to find help in the future.

Since young girls begin to mature at different times there is no best time to discuss the topic of preteen lingerie. Usually, the time comes when girls become self-conscious about their appearance as tiny breast buds begin to appear under their shirts and clothing.

It is important to be supportive and help her develop good self esteem about herself when shopping for a any preteen lingerie and intimate apparel. Some important things to tell her are that what is happening to her breasts is absolutely normal and that she is maturing into a young lady.

Preteen bras for girls have several different names including bralets first bras teen bras starter bras and of course the perennial favorite training bras. These are a couple of the different names for petite bras made especially for tweens that may be found alongside regular brassieres.

All girls mature at different rates, but you can usually see the signs between 11 and 13 years of age. Some young girls start to develop before the age of 10 and some mature later than 14. It is just fine.

Peer pressure is something else that may inspire a young girl to want a training bra. Just like boys and shaving, girls and breasts are a big deal. If your daughter is blossoming you will want to get her a first bra so that during classes where she might be embarrassed, there will not be a problem. These include physical education classes and sports activities where preteen lingerie will be highlighted.

The choices of preteen bras available must not be overwhelming. Growing breasts and constant body changes are a momentous episode for young girls so remember to be patient and take thing slowly. Getting the right first bra size is very important. To avoid spending money needlessly on bras and lingerie that are too or small this is a wonderful chance to teach a girl how to determine her bra size.

Preteen lingerie that is too small can be uncomfortable, so you want to get the right size from the beginning. You will find that obtaining the help of a lingerie specialist will help greatly in finding the right training bra styles and sizes.

Being patient and encouraging is important. With the first bra, support is both psychological as well as physical. A nylon and lycra sports bra for teen girls that is not too small will allow her enjoy whatever sports she is involved in. For a more easy lingerie fit many parents will pick a bra cup size that is [a little|slightly) larger. This also allows her to grow into a teen training bra as she matures.

Part of growing up for tweens is learning about who they are and growing awareness and self confidence. There are changing expectations, and as their body changes, there are also unique challenges. Young teens whose bodies are developing should wear first bras and lingerie for young teens that are both agreeable and supportive.

Pretty lingerie for teens that is both comfortable and supportive translates into higher confidence levels so that girls feel that they can take more risks in terms of joining activities they might otherwise have avoided. With the right approach and gentle nurturing, shopping for a girl's first bra and preteen lingerie will be an event she remembers long into the future with pride and confidence.

Many mental health problems begin during the teenage years, probably because it is such a difficult time. Teenagers deal with the daily stress of school, peer pressure, and relationships. They have the added stress of exams, learning to drive and getting their license, and impending college decisions. For some, there are also jobs and first monthly bills, like car insurance or cell phones. When combined with the day-to-day stress of home and family life, it can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your teenagers stay mentally healthy.

Stay connected. It is easy for parents and teens to drift apart, sometimes living in almost different worlds. Make an effort to stay connected to your teen. If you know what is happening in their lives, you can spot warning signals that your teen is having problems.

Maintain communication. Keep communication lines open with your teen. While he or she may not always want to talk, they need to know they can talk to you. If you put your teen off, constantly interrupt, or belittle what he or she is saying, then your teen will be less likely to talk to you about the important issues in his or her life.

Try to understand. Although your teenage years may seem like a long time ago, you can remember what it was like to be that age. Take a moment to think about what it was like to be a teenager. Instead of belittling your teen's issues, or pointing out how small their problems are compared to those of your adult life, try to understand what it is like to be a teenager facing the issues a teenager faces.

Seek outside help. Many parents are afraid to seek outside help, whether a counselor or a friend's advice, because they think it will make them appear incompetent. Do not be more concerned with what the neighbors will think than you are with your child's mental health. If your child is struggling with problems that you do not feel capable of helping them handle, find someone who can help you both.

Your teen's mental health has bearing on his or her mental health as an adult. How they learn to cope and adapt sets the stage for their coping and adapting skills throughout life. Taking the time to help them stay mentally healthy now will continue to help them during those times when you are not there.

You can help ensure that the choices your teen makes are healthy ones. While helping your teen stay healthy requires a little work, the benefits of your efforts will last a lifetime.