Harriet shares personal experience and tips for applying to University with a pre-existing mental health condition. -Harriet Among the inevitable worry about remembering to pack the right things, successfully finding your ...
Before you decide to have sex or if you are already having sex, you need to know how to stay healthy. Even if you think you know everything you need to ...
Make no mistake. Your kids are under more academic demands than you were. For better or for worse, the learning curve is steeper, and they have to study more than we ...
A Whole New World Beckons Teens A whole new and enchanting world opens up to teens as sexuality and romance loom large during the adolescent years. Biological and social drives catapult ...
This site is primarily a resource for people who are shy and socially awkward themselves. This article is one of a handful on how to help someone else in your life ...
One evening my sons came home with the same exclamation, “It’s amazing how many kids hate their parents!” We talked for an hour or so about why, and I’ve interviewed several ...
Advances in technology mean today’s teens are facing issues that no previous generation has ever seen. While some issues are not exactly new, electronic media has changed or amplified some of ...
JEFFERSON CITY — Dorinda Padgett doesn’t want Missourians to go through what happened to her and her husband. Padgett, a 72-year-old retired administrative assistant from Lee’s Summit, lost her husband, Larry, ...
That’s almost $2,300 a year that you could be saving or spending on other things like clothes, a car, or something fun! Nicotine Makes Tobacco Use Addictive Nicotine in tobacco causes ...
Anticipate potential problems or risks with your child Having conversations about phone use and cyberbullying before any problems arise can set the tone that you are open and will be thoughtful, ...
When kids are electronically (cyber) bullied, it can be hard for parents to detect, until it becomes an overwhelming issue. A cyberbully can be a close friend or a faceless entity, ...
Students with a behavioral, emotional, or developmental disability are at a greater risk for bullying – in fact, according to a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics (2006), the ...
Kids who seemed confident throughout childhood struggle to maintain self-assurance during the teen years. For many, adolescence is filled with self-doubt, a questionable body-image, and insecurity. The good news is, you ...
The data come from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey of 12- to 17-year-olds from all 50 states that is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and ...
I am the father of four very patient teenagers, two still living at home. They indulge my stream of dad jokes with a wry, sympathetic smile. My unfavorable comparison of their ...
Teens are usually under a lot of pressure and it’s easy for their peers, teachers, parents and siblings to erode their self-confidence. They often have to deal with unrealistic expectations set ...
Parents often think teenagers are overly obsessed with their best friends. They should let them be. New research published in the journal Child Development shows that teens aged 15 and 16 ...
In their younger years, they were inseparable. They begged for playdates, planned out sleepovers, coordinated afterschool activities, and just seemed to find genuine joy in each other’s company. It was a ...
Low self-esteem is common in teens, but it can be difficult to determine whether low self-esteem is a symptom of something more. Luckily, you can have a positive influence on your ...
Many teenagers I work with feel hurt or sad about being excluded from friendship groups. Usually one or more of their “friends” has done or said something to leave them feeling ...
When kids are young, parents are used to swooping in and rescuing them whenever they need help. As your kids get older and their problems become more complex, you have to ...
There are reasons why teen girls struggle to communicate with confidence. Teen girls today are faced with more pressure than ever before. Not only do they have to juggle academic pressures, ...
Friendship—that close connection with another person which allows us to feel valued and cared for—is vital at any stage of life. The need for love and belonging has long been established ...
We’re starting to prefer our faces with filters on them to the point that we can hardly bear our real appearances. Most of us have had the experience of running our ...
Alcohol appears to be one of social media’s most popular influencers of all. A new study finds that teens who “like” alcohol-related social media posts tend to have issues with alcohol. ...
Despite the impending regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more and more teens continue to vape because they think it’s “cool.” As the popularity of this new craze continues ...
The father of the teen accused of fatally shooting 10 people Friday at a Texas high school has defended his son as a “solid boy” and said he suspected the 17-year-old ...
Dubbed the Youth Portal, the tool is intended to give teens tips and tricks so that they can better understand how to control their Facebook settings, like determining who is allowed ...
Lawmakers are considering a variety of approaches to stem an epidemic that makes suicide the third leading cause of death among New Jersey’s young people: Training school workers to recognize the ...
It’s the kind of story that leaves parents of food-allergic children baffled and nervous – a schoolyard bully waving an offending snack in a vulnerable kid’s face. Over the past eight ...