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In our culture today, adventure therapy is becoming one of the most standard alternatives to more traditional forms of therapeutic treatment. With its growing popularity, it is incredibly important for parents, who are looking for help, to understand how this approach differs from traditional treatments. It is also important for parents to understand the unique advantages that these adventure therapy programs have for their child. The E...

Having a teenage son or daughter that struggles to perform to their potential in school is definitely not an unusual problem. Yet many parents in this situation are unsure of how to proceed and look for help. Typically, parents don't fully understand all the reasons behind their child’s failure. The list below includes some of the most common reasons behind why a teen may be struggling to perform well in school. 1 - Learning disor...

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Something that most people don't stop to think about is the fact that over the next 10 years, a tidal wave of approximately a half-million young adults with autism will be aging out of school and seeking employment. With the reporting of these new studies, it is becoming increasingly clear that something must be done to help these individuals prepare for, and then transition into the workforce. What Is Being Done About This Issue To add...

In recent years, the phenomenon of adult children reaching ages normally associated with independence but still refusing to leave home has been growing exponentially. Parents across the country are trying to deal with this problem, and are often struggling to make substantial progress. However, it is also important to remember that the parents are often implicit in allowing this situation to form. Many people dealing with this problem h...

College is great for a lot of different reasons. This is where you will pursue the career of your dreams, meet a lot of different people, and learn about who you are. But the one thing a college will never offer is emotional intelligence--perhaps the most important thing of all. In business, you can hire as many college graduates as you want and it could mean absolutely nothing. The acquisition of those types of skills don’t come ...

Having children, and raising them, can be one of the most difficult but rewarding tasks we ever have to face. Raising kids can often feel so mundane, as it seems our children never learn even from their most basic of mistakes. It can be difficult to know how to act in certain circumstances, especially when it involves their older and younger siblings. After a time, most parents find that the same punishments slowly begin to fail, a...

The simple answer to this question is young adults in general are more concerned with others, especially people who are less fortunate, and try a little harder to save energy and protect the environment during an economic down turn.  High school students who graduated during the most recent Great Resession of 2008 to 2010 exhibit greater compassion toward the needy than students who graduated during the ec...

“I think it was ninth grade, or maybe tenth, and I was sitting in after-school detention. I’d been sentenced to hard time for being late to class, even though I had a valid excuse. See, I was only late because I hated school with a burning passion. I dreaded every class, every assignment, every test, every worksheet, every mound of busywork, every shallow and forced interaction with peers I couldn&rs...