Although this is something that parents should discuss with teens throughout the year, this week has been identified as National Teen Driver Safety Week. Parents are encouraged to have conversations with ...
Experts in teenage mental health say social media is a significant factor in a rising tide of anxiety among teenagers and adolescents. Some victims are so seized with anxiety they can’t ...
Irondequoit, N.Y. – On Saturday, the Saint Paul Fire Department took a unique approach to combat teen drug use. Using a simulation room, the department showed parents how to spot signs ...
We are wrapping up the first athletic season of the school year and about to start winter sports. Even after several weeks back at school, some students and families are still ...
The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s ...
When it comes to friendships and relationships it’s a brave new world thanks to the Internet. There are tons of horror stories about teens being lured off the Internet and into ...
Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that’s how she saw it. She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and was close with ...
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. A 2013 survey by the APA found that stress is extremely common among teenagers. Teenagers who responded to the survey report they’re experiencing what they think ...
Wayne Cohen spends a lot of time thinking about car insurance. As the father of three sons in their teens and 20s — the most expensive group of drivers to insure ...
It’s totally normal to look at the world through rose-colored glasses in the early stages of a relationship. But for some people, those rose-colored glasses turn into blinders that keep them ...
Parenting teenagers can be a tricky business. Your babies are growing up, they are forming opinions of their own and they are learning how to make decisions and navigate the world ...
As we all know, the teenage years are some of the most stressful and confusing times of our lives. There are so many factors contributing to the way teens feel from ...
Sexting is all about conveniently connecting intimately – sharing sexual material, such as a picture or video, via mobile device or through a social networking app – and it’s not just ...
When you’re asked to participate in a 200-mile relay across Portland with one week’s notice, any variety of worries can pop into your head: I don’t have enough time to train! ...
In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation’s 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last ...
With schools being back in session for another productive and educational year, it is a good time to talk safety and prevention. Just a few weeks ago I wrote an article ...
The educational landscape is an ever-changing one — just ask any teacher. Yearly initiatives are introduced at the national, state, and local levels with the aim of better accommodating the changing ...
Kids today: they just don’t drink and have sex like they used to. According to a new study, young people are defying the expectations of adults yet again by failing to ...
According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers are engaging in fewer risky behaviors than their Gen X parents did. ...
Know any teen boys who do just enough to get by? Who have time for YouTube but not homework or household chores? Who aren’t in real trouble, just disengaged? An “opt ...
Dating violence is intimate partner violence that occurs between two people in a close relationship. The abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and it’s a growing concern among teens. The ...
Statistically, bullying and suicide go hand-in-hand, but there are other warning signs that a teen may be considering taking their own life. “The research is really clear that youth who report ...
Did you know that gender stereotyping has a lasting impact on children? In a new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers found a link between gender-specific expectations and ...
When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking ...
Eating well is crucial for growing teenagers because their nutrient needs are higher during this time. Most teenagers do not meet the recommendations for whole grains and fruit and vegetable intake. ...
Your child can’t breathe. She is holding her chest. She is starting to hyperventilate. She wants to go to the hospital. She feels like she is dying. You panic. She panics. ...
I don’t mind doing favors for my friends, but I have one friend that seems to take advantage of me. She wants me to babysit all the time, introduce her to ...
Good communication with teens is vital during conflict. When we asked 5,000 adults what they wished their parents had done differently during times of conflict, they gave these three responses most ...
Lots of teRead Moreens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At the last “Drug Facts ...
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics offer a single approach comprised of five simple and sensible strategies. While the eating habits of teens may seem to be one of ...