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Working with teenagers demands a degree of fluidity and flexibility very particular to teenagers. One of the things you need to do with adolescents is really enter into their world, because it is so profoundly different, both cognitively and emotionally, than the world of children or adults.
Overall 34% of teens are sexually active. This can be alarming and confusing for parents. Teens live in a world where sexting seems like a normal behavior and not just among their friends,
Teens who said they had sexted were more likely to report being sexually active and were more likely to have had unprotected sex during their most recent sexual encounter, compared with those who did not sext, according to the study, “Sexually Explicit Cell Phone Messaging Associated With Sexual Risk Among Adolescents.”
If you are concerned about your or your teenagers depression, anxiety or risk taking behavior, call us today to schedule an appointment.