Sex & Relationships

Dangers & Crises

Adolescence is a time when teenagers face physical and emotional challenges. Teenagers often seek independence and want to establish their identities. While it is completely normal to feel invincible during the adolescent stage, it does not hurt to observe necessary precautions so as not to get in sticky situations. Being a teenager means you are [...]

Teen Suicide

It is not unusual for teens to feel sad or depressed from time to time, but it is important to handle these feelings properly. If you feel like life is not worth living, it is important to ask for help. Family members, friendsand other supportive people can help you overcome strong negative feelings and learn [...]

Teens and Gangs

Gang culture is becoming a serious problem among teenagers and not just in big cities or deprived areas. Teens in gangs face many issues and may be placed under intense pressure from other gang members to become involved in criminal activity. Rival gangs may incite acts of violence, leaving teenagers at risk of severe injury. [...]

Teens and Family

A teenager’s home life can have a considerable impact on the teen’s academic performance, peer relationships, and other critical aspects of adolescence. The teen years also tend to be difficult for a person and his or her immediate family. According to SAMHSA, about 28 percent of teens who receive mental health services do so because [...]

Teens and Friends

The relationships between teens and their friends play an important role in the development of the people teens become and the behaviors they display. Positive friendships are often needed in order for the teen to have the most beneficial high school and college experience. Excellent friends will help keep you on the right path and [...]

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Teens and Love

Teens need to feel loved, whether it is by family members or other people in their peer group. If you feel loved, you may be happier and have greater emotional stability. However, getting involved in romantic relationships at a young age can lead to heartbreak. Some teen relationships end simply because they have run their [...]

Teens and Marriage

Marriage between teens can be a complicated topic. When you think you have found the love of your life, marriage may seem like the obvious next step. However, the problems associated with getting married while still in your teen years can potentially overwhelm even the best relationship. Financial issues Most teens are not financially stable, [...]

Teens and Peer Pressure

As teens begin to socialize, peer pressure is something that often can’t be avoided. When teens begin building relationships and forming bonds with groups of other teens, they will begin to feel pressure from their friends in several areas of life. Sometimes this pressure is to do something they know is not right. When teens [...]

Teens and Sex

Many American teenagers are confronted with the issue of sex. There are also a growing number of adolescents who take part in sexual acts. Technology like the Internet is considered a risk factor because it allows teenagers to obtain unrestricted information about the matter, including porn materials. Statistics also show that most teenagers have already [...]

Sex & Relationships

It is normal for teens to develop relationships with other people. These relationships sometimes result in social and physical bonds that are stronger than those developed in previous relationships. Some teens even engage in sexual activity with their girlfriends or boyfriends as a result of these bonds. It is important to be aware of the [...]

Teens and Dating

During your teen years, you may start to become interested in dating and finding someone who you are compatible with romantically. Sometimes, you may not be ready to start dating, but feel that you have to because everyone else around you is. Some parents of teens will be very restrictive about the age their children [...]

Teenage Friendship

Teenagers can forge bonds in high school that will last a lifetime. Teenage friendship often takes the lead in social interactions at this age, and many teens struggle to develop lasting friendships. Strong, supportive relationships can grant teens a great advantage as they move into college and the workforce. These ties can also help teens [...]

For Teens

As kids enter adolescence and become teenagers, there are plenty of new concerns that come up, including changing family relationships, physical changes, new challenges in school, and emotional development. Teen Drug and Alcohol Use Underage drinking can be a big temptation during the teen years, but it can also lead to major problems. According to [...]

What to do About a Bad Relationship

Bad relationships happen to everyone, teens included. And no matter who it was with, coping with a bad relationship is always difficult. Bad relationships can often happen unexpectedly, and they always involve someone who is cared about. Nonetheless, teens who take appropriate action can get through a bad relationship. Sometimes, bad relationships can be solved, [...]

Relationship Tips That Really Work!

Relationships are important in virtually every area of a teen’s life – school, work, family, and friends. Healthy (or unhealthy) relationships are a large part of what makes teens develop into the people they will become years from now. Through relationships, teens learn to interact with other people, express their emotions and opinions, and make [...]