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Business Development & Marketing that Matters
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"Adversity, trauma, challenge--these are all incredibly difficult to not only deal with, but move past, especially for an adolescent. Teaching young people to cope with arduous moments in life is one of the best therapeutic boarding school lessons we can offer to our students. Whether you like it or not, there will always be another challenging day in your future after you’ve gotten past one, which makes it essential to have the tools to work through it productively."

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"The New York Times recently released an article discussing new research that shows regularly commenting on youth’s weight can cause body image issues in teens. Parent’s usually have the child’s best interests at heart—but careless comments about a child’s weight are often predictors of unhealthy dieting behaviors, binge eating and other eating disorders, and internalized negative stereotypes about weight. Minor comments about weight can have repercussions for years later, ultimately contributing to chronic dissatisfaction over youth’s bodies."

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"Try to think of a teen who doesn’t watch television. Impossible, right? Multiple recent reports and surveys have confirmed that US teens spend from 2.3 to 9 hours a day on some form of media, which includes television. Psychology Today recently published an article about how teen narcissism has been linked to TV shows–especially reality TV shows. However, researchers aren’t sure whether watching these shows encourages teen narcissism or is just a symptom of it."

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+Trails Carolina explores the interesting link between mental health and what we put in our bodies: 
"In today’s culture, we’ll do anything to eliminate calorie and sugar intake. Most food and drinks have ingredient substitutes in them to make them “healthier.” They taste exactly the same but include none of the regrets. There are now diet versions of almost every product. Diet soda, fat free dairy and calorie reduced breads. But what are these substitutes actually doing to our health? A recent article by Psychology Today discusses the correlation between diet and depression."

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"According to a study by Pew Research Center, over 90 percent of teens go online daily and nearly 25 percent report being online “almost constantly.” While going online daily may not be an issue, “almost constantly” being online could have its complications. This type of behavior could even fit the bill for internet addiction. More often, though, it means that cyberbullying is easier and that our daughters are being exposed to various types of media throughout the day through technology."

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These are important words for any parent to hear:

"Parenting is difficult. It’s hard. It’s wonderful. It’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions and experiences–no parent will argue with you on that. It can get especially intense around adolescence, where many teens lose their way, which is why help for troubled teens exists. You’re not a failure if your son or daughter ends up needing help from professionals–many families struggle with this challenge."



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"In fact, 6.4 million American children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, a 42% increase since 2006. As the articles suggest, ADHD is not only often over-medicated, but is also sometimes used to describe symptoms that can be present with other mental disorders. With these facts and numbers in mind, it is as important as ever for parents to find the proper ADHD treatment for youth."

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"Okay, so it may seem a little far fetched–Google Glass helping teens with autism? Seems a bit too futuristic, right? Well, according to a recent article by CNBC, Google Glass could be the next huge thing in helping teens with autism move through daily life with more ease. For a teen with autism, the adolescent years are paramount in developing the ability to recognize social cues more easily and Google Glass has been shown to help with that."

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"Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that arises before the age of three. It is characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships, as well as restricted and repetitive behavior. The condition can affect different patients in different ways and with varying degrees of severity. While scientists have some understanding of social difficulties in autism, there is still an abundance of knowledge that has not yet been discovered."

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"Methods for reducing stress in teens are becoming more and more needed as school becomes harder and students have to deal with more responsibilities. They need help regulating. A recent study has found a new way to help in reducing stress in teens—singing. Not just any type of singing, though, it has to be singing in a choir. Spring recently published an article discussing the details of the new study."

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