It is really difficult being a teen these days. In my opinion, some of the most challenging problems teens face today are bullying, academic pressure, peer pressure, social media issues, and ...
Dorinda Padgett doesn’t want Missourians to go through what happened to her and her husband. Padgett, a 72-year-old retired administrative assistant from Lee’s Summit, lost her husband, Larry, in 2013. He ...
Your teenage children will let you know when they need money and if their smartphone is broken. What you may not know: if they are using their smartphones for “sexting,” that ...
Would you recognize an e-cigarette if you saw it? Not all e-cigarettes look alike, and vaping is easy to hide. Electronic nicotine devices can look like a pen, a computer memory ...
Accessing mental-health services in the North can be an intimidating ordeal — especially as a young person. But after a recent experience with the system himself, one Yellowknife high school student ...
At a lunchtime workshop at Princeton for overscheduled, underslept college students a few years ago, I was teaching a three-step practice of self-compassion. The practice encourages a stance of self-kindness in ...
Cole Skinner was hanging from a wall above an abandoned quarry when he heard a car pull up. He and his friends bolted, racing along a narrow path on the quarry’s ...
Being a parent is often described as the greatest joy of one’s life. It is amazing that an experience that is often described so fondly is also characterized by most parents ...
Police said that four of Charlotte’s seven homicides this year have been domestic related. Advocates are reaching out to young victims of domestic violence before it’s too late. Experts told Channel ...
Students can be seen clutching their kale, acai bowls and Kombucha almost anywhere on campus. Healthy food trends continue to increase in popularity around D.C. and have become a national craze ...
One in three women and one in four men experience dating violence in their lifetime, most of them before the age of 25. With these alarmingly high rates, we beg the ...
The family had settled down for the night to watch some television and relax. The two teenage siblings quickly opened their Instagram and Snapchat apps and started getting caught up on ...
In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help ...
“Body positivity” is one of today’s biggest buzzwords. Magazines are filled with photos of impossibly beautiful women and unrealistically handsome men. Their skin, hair, eyes and smiles are perfect. The women ...
What helps and hurts the teenage brain? A revolutionary new study hopes to find out how kids’ minds are shaped during this crucial and turbulent stage of life. Researchers are following ...
According to DoSomething.org, a third of American teenagers will be in an abusive relationship. February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the YWCA of Greater Flint wants you to ...
As our Stressed Out Teens series continues, Megyn Kelly is joined by two Montana teens and the creator of an app called #LetsTalk that helps the teens contend with anxiety and ...
This isn’t the first time that a Bay County student has been killed in a wreck on their off campus lunch break. Because of this accident, authorities want to remind everyone ...
It’s a growing problem affecting kids across the nation and right here in Northeast Ohio: teens taking their own lives. In Ohio, suicide numbers have more than tripled in three years. ...
Haley Whitmore had a simple idea for her senior Girl Scout project. She’d “start a conversation” among her peers about mental health. “Being a Girl Scout is about who I am ...
“When I was your age, we only had one phone in the house.” “When I was your age, we spent time with our families.” “When I was your age, we didn’t ...
I used to think of myself as a cool mom. My house has always been where my kids and their friends gather, so it was easy to think that had something ...
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and it’s an issue the Sexual Assault Resource Center of the Brazos Valley says is prevalent in our area. The good news? “We have ...
It can be hard to talk about mental health — especially as a teenager. But it’s critically important that the conversations occur at a young age, particularly because mental health conditions ...
Is your teen safe on the road? Car crashes are the leading cause of death for 14 to 18-year-olds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With so many ...
One in three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. That is one statistic about teen dating violence from ...
Teens are more stressed and anxious than in the past, yet their parents will send many off to college with little thought about the mental health issues they might face while ...
Worried that your teenager seems unhappy, and/or sleep deprived, much of the time? If your first impulse is to go online to look for help, you might want to take a ...
It’s a common scene: A student driver is giving a friend a ride. As her friend talks in the passenger seat, the driver’s cell phone receives a text message. She picks ...
Kids argue at school, push each other after a foul on the court, ghost a former BFF. And parents often roll their eyes when these conflicts happen. But in fact, the ...