Some of the Issues that Mastering Life’s Ride Addresses

•Anxiety/managing emotions
•Body image, awareness and self-acceptance
•Confusion about direction and future, purpose
•Dating (choices, relationships, break-ups, sexual activity)
•Divorce-related challenges
•Emotional/Impulse control
•Friendship dynamics (growing apart, betrayal,
conflicts, negative competition)
•Goal setting, focus and achievement
•Low self-esteem/moral decision making
•Peer, media & self imposed pressure
•Personal responsibility skill building
•Social isolation and bullying
•Time management, organization & life skills
•Teen / Parent communication

Some U.S. National Statistics

 75% of girls with low self-esteem report engaging in negative activities such as eating disorders, cutting, smoking, drinking when feeling bad about themselves.

80% of 10-year-old girls have dieted. 90% of high school junior and senior women diet regularly. Young girls are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer, or losing their parents

Female adolescents are more likely to attempt suicide than their male peers.

Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults