The Beatles were wrong when the said “all you need is love,” says Marilyn Maxwell, M.D., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Saint Louis University. Teens also need their parents ...
Nick started smoking cigarettes when he was 11, maybe 12, and he kept at it for years. “Until my parents got fed up with it,” says Nick, now 18, a high ...
Social media can be dangerous if used destructively. Over half of parents are very concerned about how much time teens spend scrolling through their social feeds, according to a study just ...
Every parent would like to believe that suicide is not relevant to them or their family or friends. Unfortunately, it’s all too relevant for all of us. It’s the 3rd leading ...
As you get older, you’re able to start making your own decisions about a lot of things that matter most to you. You may choose your own clothes, music, and friends. ...
The time will come in almost every teen’s life when they are confronted with drugs or alcohol. Some lucky ones may not experience this kind of peer pressure, but the unfortunate ...
When your teen gets a driver’s license, it’s important to set some rules of the road beyond the relevant driving laws. By clearly defining your expectations before you hand over the ...
You’ve probably learned a long list of important safety and privacy lessons already: Look both ways before crossing the street; buckle up; hide your diary where your nosy brother can’t find ...
Recently, I was interviewed by Ashley Johnson at Houston Fox Media concerning the danger of teens using live streaming apps. Since then, I have been thinking about not just the potential ...
As a young person you are faced with many challenges. However, very few have the potential to affect your life in a more significant way than the decisions you make about ...
Tinder for teens is now a thing, and it’s not a good thing if you ask Utah’s Internet Crimes Against Children, knows as ICAC. While parents are not going to like ...
Graphing calculators are doing a lot more than just plugging numbers and plotting graphs these days, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, which says some teens are also using the calculators ...
Though the internet and smartphones have become essential tools utilized daily, many dangers lurk on the web that could put you and your family at risk. One issue that continues to ...
Warmer months are exciting times for high school students. Spring break, proms and graduation parties provide opportunities for young adults to let loose, kick back and celebrate the end of the ...
Teen dating violence is a topic that is hard to talk about. Most people think it will never happen to them or their son or daughter, however, millions of high schoolers ...
Are you the parent of a depressed teen? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2015 an estimated 3 million teens in ...
If you have been a target of bullying, recovering from what you experienced may seem challenging but it is worth it. You can not only learn from it, but you also ...
Building self-esteem is a core component of bullying prevention. With a healthy self-esteem, your teens will not only be more confident, but they also will be able to identify their strengths ...
When it comes to social media, there are a number of positive aspects. For instance, teens can keep up with friends who move away and make connections with others who have ...
Today’s teens are always connected, living out their lives online and in the public eye. They share photos on Instagram, live tweet at concerts and message their friends instead of calling. ...
The Old Drug Talk Parents looking to talk to their children about drugs may recall the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Reinforcement Education) programs taught in schools. But after a generation of D.A.R.E. ...
Internet safety isn’t about a bunch of rules telling you “never do this”, or trying to scare you into safe behavior. Internet safety is about avoiding being being ripped off, disrespected, ...
We would save ourselves a lot of trouble and hassle if we could find ways to manage stress and busy days in ways other than drinking alcohol. Our natural reaction to ...
The Fourth of July is a time for fun and celebration; however, families should follow precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable occasion. Not only do parents need to worry about ...
HuffPost Teen blogger Patrick Mott wrote in his latest post: “Our social networks can tell a story about us and, if you’re like me, you want to make sure that the ...
Being bullied or spending an excessive amount of time on the internet could increase the risk of teen suicides, according to a new study released today by the American Academy of ...
In today’s world, it is almost impossible to find a teenager who isn’t online. While there are dangers online, these tips, based on the latest research, will help teens’ socializing stay ...
No teen is doomed to be overweight. A 2010 European study showed that even teenagers with gene-linked obesity are able to overcome it by exercising for 60 minutes a day. For ...
Research shows that approximately 90% of people who have died by suicide were suffering from a mental illness at the time. The most common mental illness reported was depression. Impulsivity and ...
When your teen begins to show an interest in dating, you’ll want to iron out how you feel about it. Besides the ‘my daughter isn’t dating until she is thirty’ thoughts ...