Teens: Looking Cool in Middle School

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Middle School is a time when the opinions of friends become very important, and pre-teens often wonder about how to fit in. – Sandra

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Struggling Being The Younger Sister?

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Being a younger sister can be a very difficult position! It may feel so unfair when an older sister gets to do things that you are not yet allowed to do. One of the jobs of the parent is to decide if their child is ready for a certain activity or responsibility. – Sandra

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Teens Having “Best Friend” Trouble

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Does your best friend have a friend that you don’t get along with? Often, when someone is best friends with more than one person, their other friends may get competitive for their attention. – Sandra

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Teens: Got A School Dress Code?

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

You can still express your unique style while wearing a school uniform. Of course you want to look cute. It makes sense that you would be looking at the popular girls for ideas on how to do that. – Sandra

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Teen Girls: Dealing With Teen Boys

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Do you find yourself feeling shy around guys? Read up on tips here. – Sandra

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Teens: Getting Ready for Summer Camp

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Traveling away from home for the first time–leaving behind everything that is familiar can be scary. Going to summer camp for the first time? Read on to learn how you can master this new experience. – Sandra

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Is Everyone Else Dating – Except You?

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

It can be hard when your friends begin dating – and you feel left behind. – Sandra

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Teens: Your BFF Choosing New Friends?

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

It can be hurtful when friends change, leaving their old friends behind. Sometimes friends make choices that can create distance between the two of you. – Sandra

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Teens: Are Other Girls Acting Jealous?

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

It’s not uncommon for teenage girls to pick on others who stand out from the crowd. What you are describing is called envy. Read on to discover how to put a stop to jealousy and envy.– Sandra

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Improving Teen’s Self-Esteem

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A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Having healthy levels of self-esteem means teens do not need to determine their self-worth by looking to others for validation. – Samdra

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