Have you ever felt as though your teenager is rebelling out of fear? If so, science backs that conclusion. We now know that adolescence is the stage of life most closely ...
With so many fad diets and fitness trends on the market, it can be daunting for teens to figure out the best ways to stay fit. The good news? Being healthy ...
It’s one of the most dreaded rites of child-rearing—teaching a teenager to drive. Many parents are riding shotgun with their teens for 40 hours or more to provide the supervised practice ...
Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to take the steps that will help you to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far ...
Teenage breakups are one of the more painful experiences of adolescence. Laura’s daughter Tracy* had been dating her high school boyfriend, Dan, for five years, and Tracy truly believed that that ...
Adolescence can be a challenging time. Teens confront pressures from all directions: parents, siblings, friends, enemies, frenemies, crushes, teachers, and most of all, themselves. The good news is, in order to ...
Vincent Leone and Devon Neish are students at Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville. Leone uses social media daily. Facebook and Snapchat are two of his favorites. “I like to ...
Greater numbers of Americans are depressed today than a decade ago, and the increase has been especially striking among adolescents, according to a study published online this week in the journal ...
As a health educator who works with teens and college students—and as a mom of three—I was happy to see the results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most ...
Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If ...
For some parents, understanding the pressure of social media can be difficult, and as a result, some teens may feel they cannot talk to their parents about cyberbullying, body image problems ...
They’re called the “100 deadliest days.” These are the days of summer when teen car crashes are at their peak. Over the past five years, more than 1,600 people were killed ...
Helping teens learn to handle money can be a tricky proposition. Mistakes can quite literally be costly, but there’s really no substitute for hands-on practice when it comes to managing finances. ...
Adolescent victims of cyberbullying have increasingly become their own perpetrators, a new study finds, and experts warn this form of “digital self-harm” is growing at alarming rates. Researchers at Florida Atlantic ...
Although Stranger Things is rated TV-14, upon binge-watching season two I think I’d personally give season one a PG-13 rating and the second season closer to an R rating, simply because ...
When you hear the word dehydration (not enough water in the body), there’s a good chance that you automatically think of the heat; however, properly maintaining fluid balance in your body ...
You’ve heard it since grade school: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with a morning of competing priorities, snooze buttons and questionable appetites, it’s easy to skip ...
There are several variables that influence academic achievement. Some are the parents’ level of education (college educated parents tend to be better equipped to help children with academic concepts), the amount ...
Almost 150 students practiced their driving skills over the weekend through the BRAKES program held at Harper College in Palatine. BRAKES, which stands for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, was ...
An alarmingly large number of social media accounts are celebrating extreme thinness by uploading pictures of skeletal women, a new study has found. Research conducted by the University of Exeter has ...
A group of kids from Jackson and Cape Girardeau are taking a stand against bullying. Members of the group shared their thoughts about bullying and how it’s impacted them in a ...
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing and football is in full swing. That means Halloween is just around the corner. Trick-or-treating is a great experience for your ...
Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is ...
More and more these days, you see teenagers hanging out at your neighborhood coffee shop, craving a caffeine kick. But what will it do for their health? “It’s kind of like ...
Teens…One minute they want all of our attention, and the next they want nothing to do with us. What happened to my open, sometimes clingy son? He used to share everything ...
Think about your Facebook page, or Instagram, or LinkedIn or other social media you find yourself on most often. Perhaps you don’t use social media, but do you have a spouse, ...
Eating breakfast every day may be the first step in fighting teen obesity. A new study shows teenagers who eat breakfast regularly eat a healthier diet and are more physically active ...
The words “me too” are trending on social media after women were asked to share if they had ever been sexually assaulted or harassed. In light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, ...
Learning disabilities are a type of neurological disorder often described as a difference in the way someone’s brain is “wired.” Learning disabilities do not affect a person’s intelligence, but can make ...
It’s the start of another school year and for some parents, getting the kids out the door on time with their teeth brushed and lunches packed is only one of many ...