Drug and alcohol abuse can destroy the lives of children. I don’t know how much more frank I can be. All too often as a teacher I have seen young people’s ...
Waiting for his mom to read him a bedtime story, Harry asked, “How do you know I am a boy?” Harry’s mom gave the default answer followed by a question of ...
Q: I recently caught my tween daughter online in the wee hours of the morning. Her mother and I can’t seem to make her understand the potential dangers in this, much ...
The 2016 Missouri Teen Safety Belt Survey is complete. The safety belt usage for all teenage drivers and teenage front seat passengers combined was 70.4 percent. This is a 1.4 percent ...
A Naperville teen’s anti-bullying app was purchased by two investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Friday night. 16-year-old Trisha Prabhu’s ReThink sends users an alert when they write a message that could ...
Dating these days isn’t really called dating. Nowadays teens call it ‘talking’ or ‘hanging out.’ For the younger set, middle schoolers who are 11 and 12 years old, being in a ...
The teen years can be a time of stress, confusion and uncertainty. There is pressure to fit in, to stand out and to succeed. So you can hardly blame adolescents for ...
U.S. teens seem to be losing interest in smoking cigarettes and cigars, a new federal report finds. The same can’t be said of e-cigarettes. Fewer students reported trying cigarettes or cigars ...
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 ...
How to keep anorexia, bulimia and obesity at bay from your teen children? By following the tips of the American Academy of Pediatrics Read More
Shortly after my now-husband proposed to me, he broached a delicate subject. After dinner one night, he sheepishly looked at me and asked me to reveal a part of myself that ...
Adolescent suicide is devastating for family, friends and their communities. The loss of a child or sibling leaves an abyss, typically accompanied by feelings of grief, helplessness, anger and questions about ...
The teenage years can be hard on everyone. The young person is going through so many changes to their body and their psyche; they’re discovering who they are and what they ...
A Penticton teen who has been living with a rare and deadly disease while braving years of teasing and torment is spending some of her final days speaking up so others ...
“Eat your vegetables.” It’s a plea that’s fallen on many a teen’s deaf ears. But what if parents’ classic reasoning – they’re good you – went about it all wrong? New ...
Just like millions of teens and adults, Lady Gaga suffers from depression. The singer has been open about her experiences with mental illness, particularly in light of being a sexual assault ...
Author Saleema Noon says it’s important for parents to have the conversation about sexting with their kids, even though it can be difficult. She recently sat down with host Michele Elliot ...
When a string of teen suicides happens in succession, they’re called suicide clusters or copycat suicides. New research suggests certain community dynamics can encourage suicide clusters and hinder suicide prevention efforts. ...
Despite affecting nearly 15 million Americans, depression is one of those illnesses that’s hard to understand unless you’ve experienced it yourself. But it’s something 17-year-old Skyler Hunter knows all too well. ...
The year is 1999. “No Scrubs” is burning up the charts and Beyoncé is still in Destiny’s Child. Pokémon – the analog kind – is all the rage. And mood rings ...
Neil King is a junior studying clinical psychology at Augsburg College and says his life changed at 13 years old when he tried drugs for the first time. “My friend got ...
You know when you’re at a cafeteria and you’ve got your lunch, and then you just don’t know where to sit? You don’t want to sit alone, but you also don’t ...
As parents shift their focus from packing towels and swimsuits for summer camp to the anticipation (or dread) of hitting the books, sleep schedules take on a renewed importance, pediatricians say. ...
National Suicide Prevention Week, September 5 – 11, 2016 Among US children and young adults aged 10 to 24, suicide is now the second most common cause of death, ahead of ...
High schools might want to consider pressing the snooze button when it comes to starting the school day. New research suggests later school start times could be safer for teen drivers ...
Your teen is being really irritable. Is it a random bad mood — or something more? Most teens bounce back quickly from a few days of moodiness. But those who feel ...
Many parents are concerned about the well-being of their son or daughter. This is especially true when their loved ones receive a driver’s license, as teenage driving accidents are common and ...
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise: There is a gap between teenagers and parents over their understanding of family rules about being online, according to a new study by the ...
Web safety experts have voiced their concern over a new Facebook app aimed at teenagers. The app, called Lifestage, was released with no fanfare this week, and is available for anyone ...
Any time is a good time to talk to your kids about drugs. Substance abuse expert Mike Gimbel talks about the realities of children using drugs. Read More