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 ...
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 ...