Teen drama is all-consuming; jealousy and conflicts with friends can make adolescents feel the whole world is against them. Now, new research from the University of Virginia has found ramifications from ...
SALT LAKE CITY — Teens may think they’re playing it safe by using e-cigarettes, hookahs and smokeless tobacco, but they’re twice as likely to have smoked cigarettes a year later if ...
Experts are worried that impressionable teenagers may be influenced by social media or TV shows that ‘romanticise’ the act of suicide. THE grieving families of two California teenagers who committed suicide ...
Recently I did a double-take as I passed my neighbor in his car. He wasn’t in the driver’s seat. He was a passenger. I was startled to see his son operating ...
New research about the intense pressure young women face to share nude photos of themselves is raising questions about how we address some of the norms that have taken hold among ...
Kevin and I sit down at two desks just outside his third period class at a high school in northern San Diego. He is 17 years old and Asian American, with ...
Finally, some good news: A new study finds that delinquent behavior among teens is down sharply in the last decade. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, using drugs, smoking or taking part ...
When high schooler Mackenzie Baldwin met a stranger online, she’d thought she’d found love. Instead, she was nearly led into what could have been a very dangerous situation. She is joined ...
Ryan Halligan spent the summer before his eighth-grade year in front of a computer talking to a girl on instant messenger. He was convinced she liked him. Sure, he had been ...
A new study adds to a growing body of evidence linking the use of electronic cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products to future use of conventional cigarettes in teens. Adolescents who ...
In 2017 parents revealed that both cyberbullying/bullying and internet safety was their top health concern for their teens (and kids) according to a survey by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll. ...
In a world full of digitally charged teens, it would be unlikely to expect parents to cut their children off from smartphone use completely. “Social media is a regular part of ...
The new year is just a few days away. And many of us are coming up with resolutions. Pediatricians say it’s also a great time to help children focus on forming ...
A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed ...
Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens ...
So, what is “sexting”? Well, believe it or not, this is a new rage where teens are sharing sexually risqué messages and/or nude pictures of themselves or others via text or ...
It’s late, you’re tired, and all you want to do is get in the car so you can go home. But what if the driver is drunk? The answer is simple ...
School’s back in session, and it’s time for fall sports, homecoming and other events. When and wherever kids gather, parents often worry about drug and alcohol use. So, how do you ...
If you know someone who has thought about ending their life by suicide, you realize how hard it is to know what to say or do about it. Are they just ...
Do you have a close friend who is quitting smoking? Are you wondering how to support them? You’ve made an important first step by seeking out information about how to help ...
There’s no question that alcohol and drugs are a part of adolescent lives for many boys and girls, and the proof is in the accidents and arrests we hear about every ...
As you get older, you’re able to start making your own decisions about a lot of things that matter most to you. You may choose your own clothes, music, and friends. ...
Are you worried about the amount of time your teen spends on the internet? Do you feel your teen could be caught in the unsafe world of the web? Are you ...
It seems as though every teenager in today’s age is always looking for love. As a senior in a public high school, and as a person that has spent almost 12 ...
What if you found a pack a of cigarettes in your teenage daughter’s purse? How would you feel if you spotted your 16-year-old son taking a drag of a cigarette before ...
With all the technology around, bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards. Kids are using cell phones and social media to torment and spread rumors about others in a very public ...
​As children grow into teenagers, it becomes more challenging for parents to know what they are thinking and feeling. When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to ...
Sexting. In some teen circles, it is an accepted occurrence that happens when people date or are interested in one another. In other instances, it is one-time lapse in judgment. Regardless ...
Teens who can’t put away their phones aren’t just entranced: Their brains actually have a chemical imbalance, a small new study has found. When researchers in South Korea used spectroscopy — ...
Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Share on LinkedInEmail to someone The teenage years are filled with many milestones. From entering puberty, learning to drive, getting a first job, ...