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Lauren Roth

Lauren Roth, MSW, LSW, is a graduate of Princeton University, a Marriage and Parenting Therapist in private practice in Lakewood, New Jersey, and an inspirational speaker across North America and on the high seas. She is the weekly "Dear Dr. Lauren" columnist for Ami Magazine. Mrs. Roth and her husband, Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, are the parents of six children.

Q&A for Teens: Stop Staring at Me

Q&A for Teens: Stop Staring at Me

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People always stare at me because I’m beautiful and I hate it.


Q&A for Teens: Resilience

Q&A for Teens: Resilience

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My scary question: Am I damaged beyond repair?


Q&A for Teens: How Can I Change My Friend?

Q&A for Teens: How Can I Change My Friend?

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My friend has changed drastically and I don’t know how to handle it.


Q&A for Teens: No Friends

Q&A for Teens: No Friends

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How to cope with loneliness.


Q&A for Teens: I Want an iPhone

Q&A for Teens: I Want an iPhone

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Many people these days are suffering from “I-deserve-it-It’s-coming-to-me”-itis.


Q&A for Teens: I Don’t Measure Up

Q&A for Teens: I Don’t Measure Up

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I’m not really good at anything and I don’t think there’s anything to do about it.


Q&A for Teens: Dumbing Myself Down

Q&A for Teens: Dumbing Myself Down

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To fit in with my friends, I speak in a way that makes me sound dumber than I really am.


Q&A for Teens: Emotional Abuse

Q&A for Teens: Emotional Abuse

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Your mother is emotionally abusing you. Get out, to a healthy, safe place where you can love and be loved.


Q&A for Teens: Cutting

Q&A for Teens: Cutting

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When I’m stressed, I peel off skin. Is it bad that I do this to myself?


Q&A For Teens: I’m So Stupid

Q&A For Teens: I’m So Stupid

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An email exchange with a struggling teen.


Q&A for Teens: My Lousy Little Life

Q&A for Teens: My Lousy Little Life

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How to deal with sadness.


Q&A for Teens: How to Cope with Parents’ Divorce

Q&A for Teens: How to Cope with Parents’ Divorce

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Advice to a teen whose parents just got divorced.


Q&A for Teens: I’m Being Bullied

Q&A for Teens: I’m Being Bullied

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What should I do? And why are kids so mean?


Q& A for Teens: Too Thin

Q& A for Teens: Too Thin

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I’m 13 and hate the way I look.


Q&A for Teens: Bach & the Shouting Match

Q&A for Teens: Bach & the Shouting Match

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Help! My family makes me explode with anger.


Q & A for Teens: Afraid of Death

Q & A for Teens: Afraid of Death

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I’m friends with a sweet little girl who's dying of cancer.


Q&A for Teens: Stop Criticizing Me!

Q&A for Teens: Stop Criticizing Me!

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My teacher keeps kicking me out of class for being rude.


Q&A for Teens: Getting High: A Smokescreen?

Q&A for Teens: Getting High: A Smokescreen?

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I'm tempted to smoke marijuana but feel guilty since I know my parents disapprove.


Q&A for Teens: My Clothes, My Body

Q&A for Teens: My Clothes, My Body

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How do you want to present yourself to the world?


Q&A for Teens: Mirror, Mirror

Q&A for Teens: Mirror, Mirror

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I think I'm ugly. Why was God so unfair to me?


Q&A for Teens: Rock Star

Q&A for Teens: Rock Star

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I'm bored and want to drop out of high school to go on tour with a rock band.


Leaving Home

Leaving Home

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Saying goodbye is supposed to be messy and conflicted.