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 ...
Although many teens think access to a cell phone is a right, owning a phone is definitely a privilege. And there may be times when taking that privilege away could be ...
THIS teenager has never been a parent, but she has some VERY interesting tips for people who are — and we think she’s on to something. Read More:
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 ...
When parents allow themselves to get distracted by surface misbehavior, they push their children away at just the time that the young person needs to be held most closely. In the ...
When teens hear about suicide, it’s scary. It’s also scary for their parents. With good reason: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24, ...
ICE DANCING WASN’T JUST Krista Weyhing’s passion – it was her refuge from the series of tragedies she endured during the last half of 2016 and early 2017. In that time, ...
By the time Jessica McDonald was 13, she had already started drinking, smoking marijuana and using Adderall — a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — to get high. ...
“Battle Scars,” a film about cyberbullying. Cyberbullying knows no boundaries, but is especially prevalent in teens. A must watch! SEE VIDEO HERE…
Here’s an emotional short film on increasing awareness about the dangers of cyber bullying. WATCH VIDEO HERE
The younger a teen drinks, the more likely they will become an alcoholic. READ MORE
Science has confirmed teens are vulnerable to binge drinking because their impulse control is not fully developed. Read this article to learn about the dangers of underage drinking. READ MORE…
Parenting during the teen years can feel like trial by fire. Not only are adolescents programmed to push back against their parents and assert their independence, but risk factors like drugs ...
Just as Americans prepped for July barbecues, scientists at Columbia University dropped a sobering piece of news about the effects of binge drinking. Especially for teens, it can have a lasting ...
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 LA is scary even for very ...
Teens are often subject to the same pressures as adults that can greatly disrupt their sleep, so it can be important to follow simple tips to improve teen sleeping. Discover some ...
A family coach offers advice on how to enhance your relationship with your teenage children. Sean Donohue has been working with teenagers his entire life. He first started as a youth ...
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 ...