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The Lingering Effect of Childhood Trauma: Understanding Its Impact on Teens

Trauma is a complex and multifaceted experience that can profoundly impact an individual’s mental and emotional well-being. For parents, understanding trauma is essential in supporting their teens through difficult times. This article will explore what trauma is, identify common patterns, explain how the subconscious mind reacts to traumatic experiences, and discuss the long-term effects of […]

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Navigating the Storm Within: Understanding the Stages of Overcoming Grief and Trauma for Teens and Children

In the aftermath of traumatic events, adolescents and children face unique challenges as they navigate the tumultuous seas of grief and trauma. Just as Cyclone Gabrielle tested the resilience of Hawkes Bay in 2023, young minds must weather their own emotional storms while learning to heal and grow from their experiences. In this article, we’ll

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Shaping the Future: Nurturing Core Beliefs and Values in Teens

Along the intricate path of human existence, core beliefs and values serve as the foundational threads that weave together the fabric of our lives. These principles, deeply ingrained from early childhood, shape our perspectives, attitudes, and decisions as we grow and evolve. Yet, the influence of parental trauma on the development of these beliefs and

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Stretch zone: Habits formed in the panic zone and learning how to move past them.

For the past four years, I’ve been an avid Kartsport racer, competing at the local race track nearly every weekend with my Mum as my pit crew, mechanic, and coach. However, in the summer of 2021, a significant accident during practice shook my confidence. I was speeding down the back straight at over 44mph, about

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