“It’s not the end of the world.” You can probably recall a well-meaning adult telling you that when you were a teenager, but as parents, we need to be careful how we offer perspective.
Here are a few things parents can do to ease the self-doubt and increase their teen’s self-confidence.
More than 1,000 Tennessee teens commit suicide every year. While there is no sure way to prevent youth suicide, there are ways for parents, caregivers and concerned adults to help.
20 years ago, 25% of Tennessee high school students smoked, but today’s teens have different habits. Find out why.
How do you really protect a teen from hurt, pain, self-doubt or risky behavior? The best place to start is talking to them. Here’s how to do it.
Children and teens show different signs of depression than adults. Learn the warning signs to help your loved ones.
Dr. Deborah Gatlin says getting kids into a routine doesn’t have to be difficult — if you work on building good habits over time.
Dr. Audrey Atkins addresses a concerning trend; why parents should encourage kids to play, be active
Dr. Deborah Gatlin, medical director and child psychiatrist at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, explains peer pressure, peer influence and peer presence.
Julie Butterfield, a behavioral health clinical operations manager for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, says because being LGBTQ+ isn’t the societal norm, it can take a toll on your mental health.