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Managing Your Emotional Reactions
People who do a good job of managing emotions know that it's healthy to express their feelings, but that it matters how they express them. Get tips in this article for teens.
Understanding Other People
Being able to predict how other people might feel, act, or react is a skill that helps us build better relationships. These tips can help you develop the skill of understanding others.
We all mess up at times. An apology tells someone that we're sorry for the hurt we caused — even if we didn't do it on purpose. But does an apology fix everything? And how should you handle it if someone apologizes to you? Find out here.
Assertiveness is the ability to speak up for yourself in a way that is honest and respectful. But it doesn't come naturally to everyone. Find out if you're too passive, too aggressive, or just assertive enough.
Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles
Sometimes our ideas and beliefs stand in the way of asking for help. Here are ideas for teens on how to get past 5 common barriers to getting help.
I Have Asperger Syndrome. How Do I Make New Friends?
Find out what the experts have to say.
What It Means to Be a Friend
Thousands of you filled out our friendship survey. Find out what some of you said about being a good friend.
How Can I Help a Friend Who Cuts?
Some people cope by cutting themselves. This article helps friends understand why people cut and gives some tips on what you can to help your friend — and yourself.
My Friend Is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do?
Have you heard that people who talk about suicide won't go through with it? That's not true. Read this article to learn some of the other warning signs that a person is considering suicide.
Shoplifting can be a lot more serious than people realize. Read this article to understand more about it and how to help yourself or a friend to stop.
Dealing With Addiction
Find out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction - from recognizing the warning signs to suggestions to help you stay clean.
My Friend Is Talking About Running Away: What Should I Do?
Do you know someone who is having major problems? No matter how bad things get, running away is never a solution. Find out how to help your friend.
I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder. What Should I Do?
Sometimes, normal body-image concerns cross the line and become eating disorders. Here's how to help if your friend might have a problem.