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TeenHelp September 11th 2021 02:23 PM
Double standards: What they are and how to cope with them By Cassie (cynefin) Double standards sometimes have a few variations in their definition. They are frequently observed among romantic and familial relationships and friendships and coworkers. These standards occur when someone expects another to act a certain way but does not hold the themselves to the same standards. They can also be seen when someone treats two friends differently, or even in abusive relationships. Double...
TeenHelp August 9th 2021 11:01 PM
Are you a 'toxic' friend? By Holly (Celyn) Are you a ‘toxic’ friend? You may have come across online articles and social media posts talking about traits of ‘toxic’ people, why such people are bad for us and what to do about them. Such articles and posts describe many negative characteristics of a person and may end by suggesting using boundaries or cutting contact with said person. However, what if you relate and feel that you might be a toxic friend? Are you really a toxic friend? If...
TeenHelp November 15th 2020 12:50 PM
Celebrating with the family we choose: What is Friendsgiving? By Cassie (cynefin) Struggling is common during the holiday season. There's a lot of activity and so little time. If you're anything like me, you may not want to be around your family: perhaps there are toxic people, conflicting views, or just a general sense of discomfort. Even if you do enjoy seeing your family, gatherings are likely to be limited this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Friendsgiving is how it sounds: it's a...
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Horsefeathers. July 1st 2013 01:57 PM
Spending time with the elderly By MedusoidMycelium (Lydia) Oftentimes, we can become consumed by our busy lives and forget some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, towns and cities - the elderly. You might have the opportunity to spend time with elderly relatives around the holidays, but you can make an even greater impact by attempting to spend time with them and other elderly adults on a regular basis, not just during special occasions. Elderly adults have a lot to offer,...
Horsefeathers. February 5th 2013 10:56 AM
Coping with overbearing parents By Sammi (Jellybean.) As we go through our teenage years, our parents or guardians have a tendency to try to hold onto our childhood. For some, that means doing activities together to try and keep the close relationship they had when their child was growing up. For others, it could mean parents continuing to try to control their kids' lives and insert their opinions when they are not wanted. Some parents, however, take things to extreme levels. They can...
Rob January 1st 2013 03:45 PM
Elder abuse By Robin (PSY) Many of us are fortunate to have grandparents or other beloved elderly adults in our lives. Some of these individuals may need more assistance from family members and caregivers than others, but regardless of how dependent elders may be on other people, all of them are vulnerable to abuse of various forms. Unfortunately, you may have seen this in your own life. Perhaps you’ve noticed suspicious bruises, which were dismissed as the result of a “fall.” Maybe...
Rob September 1st 2012 03:39 PM
Young carers (caregivers) – Caring for a loved one By Jessie (Palmolive) How to know if you’re a carer for someone with a mental or physical health problem. If you are under the age of 18 and provide care to a family member, you are considered a young caregiver. It may be the case that your parent suffers with an illness that results in you not only caring for them, but also caring for your siblings. You don’t necessarily have to live with the person you care for. Caring for...
Rob September 1st 2012 03:07 PM
How to train a child By Robin (PSY) How many times have you been out in public and witnessed a child throwing a temper tantrum or sobbing uncontrollably because they didn't get what they wanted? How have you felt in those situations? Did you feel the parent or caretaker could have done a better job at handling the situation? What would you have done differently? Working with children can be very challenging, whether you are the parent, sibling, extended family member, a friend, or...
Rob July 8th 2012 09:49 PM
Spending quality time with your family By Suvrita (Childish Giggle) There may be many things going on in a teenager's life, such as school, homework, friends, and relationships. In this fast track life, we can sometimes forget our families. Even when we are with them physically we are not always present mentally. Often we are too busy texting people to find out about the events of our family's lives. Why is there a need to spend quality time with our family? Do you...
Mel May 13th 2009 04:45 AM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 1, Issue 6 (November 2007). Friendship and Forgiving by .Infinity. (Mel) In your lifetime you will meet many people. Within these people you meet, you will often befriend someone. Sometimes during a friendship you may have a few disagreements, which at some point may cause arguments. These arguments can be small, but at other times they can be fairly large. While sometimes the argument may end quickly, at other times it may never end. Never-ending...

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