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Health Information For Teens
It’s easier to agree than disagree. But we can learn a lot from conversations where we don’t see eye to eye — if we can listen and talk rationally, that is.
Unfortunately, many us either shy away completely from disagreements or lose it when things don’t go our way. These 5 tips can help keep disagreements constructive — whether you’re talking to a parent, friend, or anyone else:
Respect goes beyond difficult conversations, of course. Being helpful and considerate toward family members, teachers, or coaches in our everyday actions helps all of us (again, parents included!) establish a foundation for those times when we might disagree.
Emotional awareness (knowing what we feel and why) helps us learn about ourselves and build good relationships. Here are 5 ways to get more in touch with your emotions.
In this video, teens talk about living with parents and siblings — the things they argue about and how they get along.
If you just learned you’re pregnant, you’re not alone. You probably wonder how to tell your parents and how they’ll react. Read our article for some tips.
Part of being a teen is developing your own identity -one that is separate from the identities of your parents. Read about why you and your parents seem to be constantly at odds.
Whether it’s an everyday issue like schoolwork or an emergency situation, these tips can help you improve communications with your parents and other adults.
Find out what the experts have to say.
If you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.
Do you wonder why you fly off the handle so easily sometimes? Do you wish you knew healthier ways to express yourself when you’re steamed? Check out this article for help with dealing with anger.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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