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Understanding teen depression: How you can help

Jon Krop For adolescents, the boost in hormones during puberty—added to the stress of getting good grades and fitting in socially—can cause drastic emotional highs and lows. This is healthy and normal, but for some, those lows become a constant. A teen may be...

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How to help students feel comfortable with public speaking

Staff writers Stage fright is super common for lots of people, but especially among students who may find themselves frequently being asked to give presentations or perform in front of a crowd. The problem is, students don’t know how to get over the fear. In a 2011...

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How to talk to students about sexting

Chamonix Adams Porter Sexting—digitally sharing sexually explicit messages or pictures—has become a common part of young people’s lives. According to a review of 39 studies, about 15 percent of teens report sending sexts and 27 percent report receiving them (JAMA...

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