Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that young people are “critical participants” of digital health technologies. Teens are able to judge which fitness and wellness apps are right for them, ...
The first snow of the season in Colorado Springs is on the way Monday. It will be the first time some teen drivers experience driving in winter weather. Teen drivers are ...
Research has consistently shown that indirect parental influences (e.g., permissiveness of drinking) are associated with increased drinking, heavy episodic drinking, and negative alcohol-related consequences. As levels of parental restrictiveness and supervision ...
Although up to 20 percent of adolescents experience a depressive episode each year, the medical community has struggled to implement programs that effectively prevent depression. Researchers at the University of Illinois ...
You don’t have to look very far these days to find a preteen or teen glued to their phone texting and scrolling through social media. Like many things, social media has ...
Girls often face significant pressure to look attractive. The quest for a perfect body or appearance can take a heavy toll, though. Find out what you can do to help young ...
Teens are certainly confusing and complicated, but there is one thing that’s crystal clear about them: More than anything else, they want to fit in with their peers. They want and ...
No surprise: Smoking is bad for your health. But even people who never touch a cigarette can be harmed by cigarette smoke. They merely have to inhale the airborne pollutants exhaled ...
Bullying is a prevalent problem facing kids today. According to one study conducted with 20,000 youth by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 73 percent of ...
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is one of the most chronic disorders among teenagers. According to a survey, this medical condition affects around 8-10 percent of children and teens. What’s ...
Bullying is a prevalent problem facing kids today. According to one study conducted with 20,000 youth by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 73 percent of ...
The holidays are here with us and for parents, school going children are back and will be around for over two months. As much as many want to keep them occupied, ...
While not everyone experiences anxiety, it’s likely that stress will affect everyone at some point in their lives. In the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual Stress in America report, which was ...
The early weeks of a school year can rattle even the most self-assured kid — the swirl of new classes, teachers and tribes, and the pressure to try out new extracurriculars, ...
Facebook privacy settings are an important part of keeping teens safe from predators who are everywhere just waiting for an opportunity to introduce themselves to naive teens. That is why you ...
or what seems like an eternity, young people have been told to sow their wild oats in high school or college because after graduation, it’s on to adulthood and there are ...
What causes some adolescents to thrive while other teenagers struggle with substance abuse and mental health? Through years of research, the scientists who study development and the clinicians who treat troubled ...
One out of 20 teens reports they have been sexually extorted online, according to new research out of UW-Eau Claire. Sexual extortion, or “sextortion,” occurs when a victim who voluntarily shares ...
High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while teenagers need eight to 10 ...
I never thought I’d be that dad who wanted to threaten their daughters’ dates, but once I held my eldest girl in my arms, I knew I would do anything to ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently declared the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, an “epidemic.” Humberto Choi, M.D. with the Cleveland Clinic, says people often believe that e-cigarettes are actually ...
Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. ...
Although parenthood is filled with many joys, it also has its stressful and difficult moments, too. For many parents, when their children go through puberty, it can be a particularly trying ...
IT’S A FAMILIAR TROPE: We’re feeling blue, so we reach for the ice cream. But research shows that the causality actually runs in the other direction: It’s the ice cream that ...
One in two youngsters between 16 and 21 years (or 53%) suffers from physical and sexual abuse while dating, revealed a survey. Almost a similar number (47%) is abused mentally and ...
Online videos are where it’s at these days. But dated, archived videos sometimes aren’t as desirable or compelling as live videos — depending on the content you want to show. Plus, ...
Teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a car crash that results in injury or death than any other age group in the United States, the American Academy of ...
Two years ago, seven tobacco or vaping violations were logged at Ozark High School during the school year. Last year, there were 67. So far this year, less than three months ...
Historically, society’s focus has been on the physical health of children — teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and sports injuries, for example. More recently, perhaps in part due to the alarming ...
As a high school junior, Baker Mayfield was the starting quarterback for the Lake Travis Cavaliers football team in Austin, Texas. He led the team to a 25-2 record in two ...