A 16-YEAR-OLD girl that we will call Emily listed her reasons for wanting to die. ‘I feel as if I have no future, I feel really inferior to those bullying me in school, and I am extremely lonely.’ A 17-YEAR-OLD boy that we will call James listed his reason for wanting to die. ‘Alone, no... Continue Reading →
YOUTHS: Why Do You Focus on Your Looks So Much?
Do you feel as though you are never satisfied with how you look? If you could alter your body in some way, would it be height, weight, body shape, hair, complexion, muscle size, or something else? What makes you feel more insecure about yourself, getting on the scale at the doctor’s office, looking in the... Continue Reading →
YOUTHS How Can You Deal with Difficult Teachers?
Most teachers are serious about their calling to educate the young. However, like any profession, there are bound to be bad ones. Moreover, the children of today, in general, have little respect for positions of authority and they tend to act out regularly. Imagine teaching classes for ten years, dealing with such levels of disrespect... Continue Reading →
YOUTHS How Can You Cope with So Much Homework?
This is a follow up to the last blog article, How Can I Improve My School Grades? Schools today are giving their student's far more homework than any time in the past. Here are some quick tips for dealing with homework overload. You need to find you a private study area. You should block out any distractions, like... Continue Reading →
TEENS: How Can I Improve My School Grades?
It is true, as was stated in another CPH Blog, some students are more gifted in the area of studies. Nevertheless, all of us have the potential of improving our ability to study better and thus understand our subjects better. The only person that cannot improve their grades is the person who is not willing... Continue Reading →
TEENS: I Am Thinking of Quitting School
While this idea of quitting school sounds good at the moment, it is one of those decisions that will result in a lifetime of regret. First, you need to consider what the minimum amount of school the law requires in your area. Second, and more importantly, what is the minimum education that will make you... Continue Reading →
TEENS: How Can I Cope With School When I Hate It?
School is what you make of it. If you see it as a place to socialize and meet new friends, your view is misinformed. You need to see the big picture. Not every class is going to relevant to your life as a teenager. The variety of courses today are different from say 20-30 years... Continue Reading →
TEENS: What If My Father or Mother Is Terminally Ill?
Most teenagers give little thought to death or taking care of the elderly, as their parents are likely healthy and decades from needing in home health care or a nursing home. Then, sadly a few teens have found themselves in the tragic situation of a parent becoming terminally ill. Imagine an illness that has no... Continue Reading →
TEENS: Coping With My Parent’s Divorce
Divorce is difficult for the entire family, but it is extra difficult for the children. Isolating yourself, trying to cope with such a tragedy will be counterproductive. It is best to talk with your parents, letting them know just how sad and confused you are. Depending on your age, they may explain more fully what... Continue Reading →
TEENS: How Can I Cope With Heartbreak?
Wise King Solomon wrote, “I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and unexpected events happen to them all.” All humans are susceptible to tragedies.... Continue Reading →