Personal Issues

Life After Abuse, There is a Rainbow

By Phyllis Benton

As a child of twelve I was a victim of child molestation. In a foster home, as a teen, I was physically abused. Seven years of my life, I endured physical, sexually, verbal abuse from an abuser. Finally escaping, I found myself attracted again to an abuser. Not looking for the warning signs, I spent nine more years of my life in another abusive relationship. I decided I wasn’t going to let that happen again. [more]

Test Anxiety

Reviewed by D'Arcy Lyness, PhD

You've participated in class, done all of your homework, studied hard, and you think you have a grip on the material. But then the day of the test comes. Suddenly, you blank out, freeze up, zone out, or feel so nervous that you can't get it together to respond to those questions you knew the answers to just last night. [more]

Help! Is This My Body?

Reviewed by D'Arcy Lyness, PhD

Has this ever happened to you? You're dressing for a date and when you pull on your favorite jeans, you can no longer button them. Or you're running down the football field when you notice that your legs rub together in a way they never did before. Maybe when you look in the mirror it seems like your pores are taking over your face. [more]

7 Keys to the Care and Feeding of Parents

By Jeff Herring

Over the years I've probably written hundreds of articles on how parents can handle their teen-agers. This, I believe, is the first I've written on how teens can 'handle' their parents. [more]

Teens, Jobs and School: The Pros and Cons

By Jill L. Ferguson

Most teens realize at a fairly young age the old adage that “money equals power.” Money equals designer clothes, a car and insurance, and in many cases, a certain amount of freedom. And in order to get money, many teens get part-time jobs. [more]