The use of electronic cigarettes – or “vaping” – is often thought of as a healthy alternative to smoking regular cigarettes, but that is not the case, Linda Inmon, Extension specialist ...
If you’re a teenager, you are in a very powerful position. Starting good money habits now will put you ahead for the rest of your life. Here are 8 money tips ...
When a kid of any age, up to 18 is threatened, humiliated, harassed, or humiliated via use of technology — this is Cyberbullying. Yet many college students are being cyberbullied as ...
More teens try alcohol for the first time in June, July and December than during the rest of the year. That makes any time a great time to talk to your ...
Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep for teenagers. Some ...
The medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition can begin in childhood or the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s. Around 11 ...
Parents who suspect their child is in an unhealthy relationship may not know how to help. Parents can begin discussing healthy relationships and signs of dating abuse with their children before ...
If you have kids and wonder if all that time they spend on their smartphones endlessly scrolling, snapping and texting is affecting their brains, you might want to put down your ...
The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. But if you have a teen, you know ...
Being friends through thick and thin is no small feat. Make your friendships deeper and stronger with this list of friendship tips—or “friendship rules”—for teens. 01. Be Yourself It may seem ...
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with common warning signs of teen drug use, a few simple guidelines can go a long way toward spotting an issue earlier rather than later. It’s also ...
Finding fun things to do in the winter can be a challenge, especially for older kids and teenagers. The winter months can be long, dark, and boring. The cold weather and ...
Numerous researches have been done on social media and its negative influence on younger generations. However, contrary to the belief – a Pew Research Center report shows that some social media ...
Jessica L. Schleider, Ph.D., from the Stony Brook University in New York, and colleagues examined reciprocal correlations between anxiety severity, depression severity, and alcohol use among 2,100 female adolescents. Participants were ...
For weeks, my daughter had begged me to watch “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” a film she’d seen by herself twice. So we carved out a two-hour window one ...
A small puff of vapor escaped from the 17-year-old girl’s mouth as she walked with her friend, 16, along Bardstown Road. The two kids are a typical 3:15 p.m. sight for ...
Move over sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. The three biggest fears parents have for their teenagers today are technology, bullying and poor mental health. That’s according to the newly released ...
Cyberbullying is a crime that emerged with the birth of the internet. It took time to realize what cyberbullying is and that it is an equally serious crime as the ones ...
Teens whose families eat dinner together are more likely to make healthy food choices, even when kids and parents have issues with communicating and connecting emotionally, a new study finds. More ...
Before the age of the internet, college admissions were seemingly just about getting good test scores and crafting the perfect essay. But then social media hit, and the application process suddenly ...
My 16-year-old grandson, who lives in suburban Los Angeles, is on the verge of getting a driver’s license and, quite frankly, I’m terrified. Driving around L.A. is scary even for very ...
Thanksgiving is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing drinking holidays of the year, soon reaching the levels of St. Patrick’s Day and New Years Eve. According to research and consulting ...
Teenagers whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, or whose parents or friends smoke, are more likely to smoke themselves. The findings come from a new study carried out at Imperial College London ...
Any parent of a teenager knows that it can be a struggle to get them to open up. It’s natural for adolescents to pull away from their parents as they begin ...
Teen obesity has been linked with many health problems later in life, and a large Israeli study suggests increased risk for deadly pancreatic cancer is one of them. Researchers followed nearly ...
Despite its prevalence, social scientists have historically limited their research on sexual violence to that affecting young adults ages 18 to 22. Seeking to broaden the scope, University of Michigan researchers ...
Imagine not having to worry about your teen idling away this holiday. Instead, you support an occupation that keeps them busy while they earn some extra cash. Your teenager can accomplish ...
A majority of states now allow the use of medical cannabis, and 10 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational use of marijuana for those over the age ...
Many tout vaping as a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking, but health experts are now saying, “Not so fast.” In fact, the head of the FDA is calling teen vaping “an ...
Social media is perceived as an inevitable staple of a modern teen’s life. But new research suggests screen time is associated with anxiety and other mental health issues especially for 14 ...