July 10, 2016
*I use “queer” here as an umbrella term for LBTQIA+ people. We are lucky this week to have a guest blogger. Ric is a former Teen Line listener and a current college student. Thank you Ric for your openness and insight into this complicated topic! As a 21-year-old genderqueer kid just two years into […]
June 26, 2016
The events at Pulse nightclub in Orlando a few weeks ago have left us all reeling. Teen Line has always been an ally of the LGBTQ community and even has a specific LGBTQ outreach presentation. Countless teens have come out to us over the years because we have been, and always will be, a safe […]
June 5, 2016
In the past few weeks, actress Kristen Bell has opened up publicly about her struggles with anxiety and depression. I couldn’t commend her more for putting a face to the struggles that so many endure alone. Mental illness is treatable. There are options when people are struggling. Stigma is often the impediment to treatment or […]
May 15, 2016
Ways for parents to help teens decrease their stress and improve their mental health.
April 24, 2016
My opinion on technology and social media: it’s a mixed bag! Teens reach out to us via text and email who wouldn’t have reached out otherwise, and I am so grateful for that. I also take comfort in a teen who is struggling alone with her anxiety and depression finding a forum where she […]
April 10, 2016
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds (first is accidental injury). That means more young people die from suicide in a year than cancer, heart disease, and school or gang violence. As scary as that is, even scarier are studies reporting that suicide is not on the top 10 list […]
March 27, 2016
This blog discusses roadblocks to good listening and ways for parents to communicate better with their teens.
March 13, 2016
Tips on how to stay connected with your teen through their adolescent years.
February 28, 2016
Tools to help you and your teen cope with tragedy.
February 14, 2016
Hi everyone! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me (Cheryl), since we’ve had so many wonderful guest bloggers! We have a lot of new subscribers, so welcome to our parent blog and happy reading! TEEN LINE is celebrating the 35th anniversary of our first call. Truly amazing! So how have we lasted 35 […]
January 31, 2016
Wow, we have been so lucky to have so many guest bloggers lately. This week we welcome Trey Dyer, who is an advocate for drug abuse treatment. Thanks Trey! Many parents ask themselves what they can do to protect their teen from the dangers of drug abuse. Often, the biggest factor in preventing a teen […]
January 17, 2016
Dr Lauren Mulheim gives warning signs of an eating disorder and what to do if you see these signs.
December 20, 2015
Discusses ways in which to live with more gratitude.
December 6, 2015
This article gives 5 tips for parents to better manage their teens' use of smartphones,
November 22, 2015
Ways in which parents can help improve their teens' self-confidence and resilience.
November 15, 2015
In her New York Times Book Review on Becoming Nicole (11/8/15), Lisa Miller writes, “Children are never what one expects, and the trick is not to be disappointed — in fact, to be pleased — with who they are. This process of constantly recalibrating one’s expectations is the central job of parenthood: a high-wire act […]
November 8, 2015
It has been a very busy week over here with parent presentations to Leo Baeck Temple and Milken Community High School. Since I profess the importance of self-care, I am going to practice what I preach and take this week off. I leave you with a poignant quote I stumbled upon this week that addresses an issue […]