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 ...
Results of a large study suggest a dose-dependent relationship between getting less than 8 hours of sleep and increased risky behaviors among teens, including risk-taking while driving, use of alcohol and ...
New US research has found that parents who communicate often and openly with their teens about sex could be encouraging them to practice safer sex later in life. Carried out by ...
Adolescence is the time in a child’s life when their body changes physically into an adult. By this time, children will reach their full height potential. It is also the time ...
Instagram is taking a stand against cyber-bullying. The social media platform has today launched two new anti-bullying tools that will aim to keep its young users safe from online harassment. Here’s ...
Cicela Hernandez felt the stab of every cruel word. Harsh comments about the way she dressed or the hair on her legs, which was longer than many of the boys’ in ...
The Federal Drug Administration is labeling teen use of electronic cigarettes as an epidemic and is connecting it to the use of other drugs. The Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has marked October 15-21 as National Teen Driver Safety Week. It’s all about encouraging parents and teens to take the ...
Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds. Adolescents who begin using marijuana regularly may suffer lasting repercussions in their thinking ability, according ...
Good exercise and eating habits are vital and are best established at a young age. By teaching your teen effective and enjoyable ways to exercise and stay well, you are setting ...
According to the National Research Center on Domestic Violence, approximately 1.5 million high school students every year experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Dating violence is a pattern of abusive ...
Dr. Nalin of Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center explains, on Two Way Radio, the connection between the time teens spend online, the activities they do online, and their self-esteem. He also gives ...
A new school year means new experiences and new choices for kids. Some of those choices include whether to give in to peer pressure when it comes to drugs and alcohol. ...
Teens are known to be moody. For parents and doctors, it can be tricky to tell the difference between normal adolescent emotions and depression. “I think it’s harder to detect depression ...
What is bullying? Harassment, intimidation or bullying – a gesture, an electronic communication (cyber bullying), a written, verbal, physical, or sexual act that is reasonably perceived to have a negative effect ...
I’m 16, and I first got into healthy eating when I was 9, after being mysteriously sick every day for six months. I tried going gluten-free to see if it would ...
Today’s teens face more pressures than any generation before them. In addition to increasing academic demands, navigating physical changes and body image concerns, teenagers in the digital age are also expected ...
Social media is becoming a dominant force in the lives of teenagers. During the last six years, social media use among U.S. teens aged 13 to 17 has increased dramatically, with ...
Obtaining a driver’s license is a milestone for many teenagers. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for adolescents in developed countries, with drivers ages 15-19 ...