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Teen Trouble with Authority

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Teen Trouble with Authority Does your family have teen trouble with authority?¬†Merriam-Webster.com defines authority as the power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior; persons in command. Dictionary.com defines authority as the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine. As our children grow and mature they begin to question authority. Teenagers are trying to become independent and as…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder

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Teen Bipolar Disorder What is Teen Bipolar Disorder? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder is when a person has unusual mood changes; feeling very happy and more active than usual (manic) or feeling very sad and much less active than normal (depression). These mood swings are typically dramatic and unpredictable. Bipolar Disorder is often referred to as a manic-depressive illness. Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder is often…

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Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

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Reactive Attachment Disorder What is¬†Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)? And how do you determine if your teen may have Reactive Attachment Disorder? Reactive Attachment Disorder is a mental health disorder in which a child does not have his/her basic needs for affection, nurturing and comfort met. As a result, loving and caring attachments with others are not developed. RAD is frequently seen in children and adolescents who have had inconsistent or…

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