According to Kids Health, about 3,900 kids and teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 start smoking cigarettes every single day. According to the Surgeon General, 3 out of 4 ...
In the past year, a million children were victims of cyberbullying on Facebook, according to a recently released Consumer Reports survey. About 20 percent of students age 11 to 18 surveyed ...
Driving in conditions that involve strong or heavy wind and rain may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers, but our safety professionals know that driving in ...
The teenage years can be tough, and it’s perfectly normal to feel sad or irritable every now and then. But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that ...
Any type of regular, physical activity can improve your fitness and your health. The most important thing is that you keep moving! Exercise should be a regular part of your day, ...
When I was 12 years old and in Middle School, a senior taking a cadet corps parade called me Moonface. For some reason, that insult resonated and even 50 years later ...
Driving is an exciting privilege for many teens. However, it is also a serious responsibility. When you are driving, your life and the lives of the passengers, are in your hands. ...
Teenagers and young adults don’t often think of this one when they consider pushing the limits. But spirituality is a healthy part of living – spiritual people tend to have less ...
Human beings are social animals. The urge to meet new people is in our genetic code, and nowhere is it stronger than among our teens. And for this generation, social networking ...
When you start wondering if you are addicted to drugs – alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, cigarettes – it’s time to start thinking about taking action. That really means getting the right kind ...
Have you noticed that a lot of restaurants don’t have indoor smoking sections anymore? More and more cities, counties, and entire states are banning indoor smoking. People everywhere are getting the ...
If you’re a typical teenager with parents who always nag you about what you eat, how you eat, when you eat or don’t eat, and the amount of junk food you ...
Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted ...
Google, Email, Facebook. On your laptop, at your desk, on your smart phone. As you probably already know, the Internet now plays a huge role in our daily lives. Although the ...
You’ve got a lot on your plate, right? Between your school assignments, after school extracurricular activities, your job, your parents nagging you to do chores, and your time spent with friends, ...
You are at risk of rape on campus, at parties, and nightclubs from sexual predators using date rape drugs. What exactly are date rape drugs? Any substance that renders you incapable ...
When we were growing up and starting to become interested in the opposite sex, we passed notes to each other in class or spent time on the wired phone which was ...
Many young people face high levels of stress and confusion, along with family problems. When you throw in raging hormones, it sometimes seems more than a teen can handle. Perhaps it’s ...
Did you know that teen marijuana use has dropped dramatically since the late 1990s? So, if you were thinking everyone smokes marijuana, they don’t. Statistics show that about 7 percent, or ...
When you see someone being bullied, what do you do? While bystanders can play a huge role in stopping bullying, most young people who witness bullying do not step in. Read ...
If you’re like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos, and music to websites. You may ...
Driver’s training classes teach students how to drive, but there are plenty of lessons they may not have time to cover. Beyond learning defensive driving techniques and being sure not to ...
Engaging in sexting is a dangerous activity for teens! It can have adverse side effects and the consequences can be life-long. New research shows that approximately 20-30 percent of teens have ...
Eating disorders can take a devastating toll on teens — especially girls. To help protect your child, understand the possible causes of teen eating disorders and know how to talk to ...
You might be unsure of what to say to your teen about underage drinking, and your teen might try to dodge the conversation. To start the discussion, choose a time when ...
Love can take you to new highs — and new lows. You may have the strongest feelings of your life, which is great when things are good. But if things go ...
Because a child’s body is still growing, teens and youth are vulnerable to its deadly effects. Smoking by children and adolescents hastens the onset of lung function decline during late adolescence ...
The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you’re just starting high school or finishing up college. The ...
Life is full of amazing, beautiful things for us to enjoy. But life can also suck sometimes. Hard stuff happens, and we get down about it. Friends leave us or betray ...
Just because there’s alcohol around you, that doesn’t mean you have to drink it – it’s pretty easy to say no and drink some soda or something. But don’t do it ...