The Food and Drug Administration says it is preparing to launch a campaign to discourage teens from using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. The FDA is also investigating the marketing strategies ...
For years, taking care of mental health has been important to Hickman High School juniors Erin Robinson and Alyssa Adolph. They have attended therapy since middle school. They have made connections ...
Good job, parents. More teens are up-to-date on their HPV vaccines than in previous years, the Centers for Disease Control tells us in a new report. University of Miami pediatrician Judith ...
Many parents of teenagers struggle with how to instill better eating habits in their children and often assume it is simply too late to change their teen’s behavior before they leave ...
Eating disorders pose serious hazards to adolescents and young adults and are often hidden from family, friends and even doctors, sometimes until the disorders cause lasting health damage and have become ...
As your teen heads back to class this fall, don’t miss an opportunity to connect with them before school pressures become overwhelming. Family coach Sean Donohue has been helping bridge the ...
In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more ...
All Missouri high school students are encouraged to compete in the 2018 “It Only Takes One” campaign for an opportunity to win prizes for your school while educating young drivers about ...
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sheela Raja joined the CBS 2 Morning Show to talk about helping your kids through back to school anxiety and how to connect more as a family. Here ...
As schools are back in session, children will be getting online to work on homework, do research and probably take a break from all the school work with some online games. ...
Is your teen constantly checking his or her smartphone? A new Pew Research Center Survey finds 54 percent of teens believe they spend too much time on their cell phones. More ...
You already know there are many great reasons to exercise—from improving energy, mood, sleep, and health to reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. And detailed exercise instructions and workout plans are just ...
Setting Boundaries in a Relationship Whether you’re casually hooking up or have been going out for a while now, setting boundaries is an important part of any relationship. To have the ...
“Children should be seen and not heard.” That was one of the prevailing parenting tips of past generations; we learned, young, not to share our thoughts, our feelings, our problems. If ...
To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and ...
You have a suspicion that your teen is experimenting with over-the-counter drugs. Or maybe you’re simply worried that she may use drugs – if not now, then later. What can parents ...
Safety Belt Facts Most everyone will be in at least one car crash in their lifetime. While a safety belt may not prevent an accident, wearing one during a crash can ...
Parents of teens know how tricky it is to keep their kids physically safe while balancing their need for greater independence, but when it comes to keeping them safe online, it ...
Self-care is about taking steps to feel healthy and comfortable. Whether it happened recently or years ago, self-care can help you cope with the short- and long-term effects of a trauma ...
You’ve probably heard countless times how exercise is “good for you.” But did you know that it can actually help you feel good, too? Getting the right amount of exercise can ...
As children approach their teen years, they begin to experience many emotional and physical changes, and these changes can be challenging. Some youth may experiment with alcohol to try to deal ...
People who have never been abused often wonder why a person wouldn’t just leave an abusive relationship. They don’t understand that breaking up can be more complicated than it seems. There ...
Did you know that 25% of public schools report that bullying among kids happens on a daily or weekly basis? And that 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied ...
In the wake of high profile deaths by suicide dominating the news this week, I’ve seen a lot of people reacting with shock and surprise. There’s been much discussion about how ...
Many people get nervous or self-conscious on occasion, like when giving a speech or interviewing for a new job. But social anxiety, or social phobia, is more than just shyness or ...
A healthy relationship is a healthy relationship regardless of your sexual orientation. If you’re wondering about yours, take our relationship quiz and see how you score. Abusers may say that disrespectful ...
U.S. teenagers are more reckless after their first few years of driving, often becoming overconfident in their abilities and putting themselves at higher risk for accidents, a new study shows. More ...
WHAT IS DRUGGED DRIVING? Drugged driving is driving under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs. Do you think driving while high is safe? Twenty-two percent of ...
Most teens use some form of social media and have a profile on a social networking site. Many visit these sites every day. There are plenty of good things about social ...
In today’s world, the pressures of being a teenager can be overwhelming. Not only are teens pressured to do well academically and excel in extracurricular activities, they also face pressure to ...