In her latest column for the New York Times, “The Teenager With One Foot Out the Door,” psychologist Lisa Damour tackles the mixed emotions parents and their children feel as teenagers ...
Technological ownership in this mobile-driven era is no longer a surprising statistic among teens, who reported on having access to various mobile devices — mobile phones, laptops and game consoles. Insights ...
Teens who don’t get enough sleep have more difficulty regulating their moods than those who do, and lengthening sleep times of teens who are natural ‘short sleepers’ during the school year ...
Before social media and text messaging, bullying was left at the school gate, but in this digital age, it can follow you home. The prevalence of cyberbullying is unacceptably high in ...
Thumbs up to the courage and efforts of 13-year-old actress Skylar Burke, who has seen amazing highs in her young life and recovered from deep lows brought on by bullying. She’s ...
Charlotte Thompson, 13, has tried a sip of her mum’s champagne before and, frankly, “it tasted disgusting”. Maybe when she’s 20 she will have a glass of wine with her friends ...
Well-off kids who don’t have to work or take care of a sibling during the summer can embark on elaborate journeys to find or foster their passion. They can volunteer for ...
Adolescent girls are more likely to count calories, skip meals and engage in other risky dieting behaviors if they’re experiencing family conflict or have symptoms of depressed mood, a new study ...
Teenagers and phones. It seems like they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Our times have changed and socialization has become different for our youth. Sometimes it seems like they ...
A long line of research links poverty and depression. Now, a study by Duke University scientists shows how biology might underlie the depression experienced by high-risk adolescents whose families are socio-economically ...
Rates of adolescent marijuana use and abuse have declined across the US, according to an unprecedented study that casts doubts on one of the central arguments against legalizing weed. Researchers from ...
ig news published today in Pediatrics; a new study reports that adolescents who vape are 6 times more likely to smoke cigarettes in early adulthood. Researchers studied 11th and 12th graders ...
Depression and anxiety in adolescence are major challenges to mental health that impair daily functioning socially, academically, physically and mentally, and can have major long-term negative effects. According to the National ...
It has been found by scientists that kids need restful, restorative sleep in order to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day with vim and vigor. The American ...
Technology is the most adopted tool by the kids, preteens and teens these days. Go to any place and you will see them busy with their devices let it be a ...
Never in the history of mankind have teens been so connected, albeit virtually. In addition to being online, another interesting fact that has emerged from research is that teens indulge in ...
If you have teenagers or know them, you’ll agree they always seem to be glued to their smartphones — or, more precisely, the social media platforms these phones contain. But while ...
Teens face a variety of challenges in their lives: stress from the changes of puberty, questions about who they are and where they fit in and pressures to do well in ...
My readers are most likely familiar with the “100 deadly days” – the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen deaths from car crashes have historically spiked. Sadly ...
As part of National Safety Month, families are encouraged to learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse—along with how these drugs are obtained. “Prescription drug abuse often starts with a ...
One in three Americans will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and an increasing number of these will be children ...
With prom season, graduation, and the start of summer upon us, it’s more important than ever to be aware of teen alcohol abuse—and the very real threat of alcohol poisoning. While ...
Memorial Day marks the beginning of the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ – a period of time when teens experience the most fatal car wrecks. Over the past five years, more than 5,000 ...
Distracted driving is on the rise as texting and social media usage are increasing among teenage drivers, according to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Nationally, during the past five years more ...