Tattoos and piercing as a form of self-injury

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During a time of adolescence, it is very helpful for a parent to influence various aspects of their child's life. Meaning, creating too much of an emphasis on academia or on artistry. The idea is to create a complete person, which means, a trifecta of the mental aspect, the emotional aspect, and the physical aspect. This means, encouraging your child to be athletic, just as it does encouraging your child to be academic, just as it encourages your child to be creative. By influencing your child on all three levels, it encourages your child to feel that they are developing equally as a balanced individual; which is very important for their young adulthood.

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Wendy Lader, PhD

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Dr. Lader is co-founder and clinical director of the S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program. An internationally recognized expert on the treatment of self-injury, she lectures extensively on the subject and is co-author of the book, Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers as well as Self Injury: A Manual for School Professionals. In addition, she served as the expert for a training video on Self-Injury for the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lader is co- founder of the Self-Injury Foundation and a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. 

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