Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep for teenagers. Some ...
The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. But if you have a teen, you know ...
Teens whose families eat dinner together are more likely to make healthy food choices, even when kids and parents have issues with communicating and connecting emotionally, a new study finds. More ...
Any parent of a teenager knows that it can be a struggle to get them to open up. It’s natural for adolescents to pull away from their parents as they begin ...
Social media is perceived as an inevitable staple of a modern teen’s life. But new research suggests screen time is associated with anxiety and other mental health issues especially for 14 ...
Girls often face significant pressure to look attractive. The quest for a perfect body or appearance can take a heavy toll, though. Find out what you can do to help young ...
The holidays are here with us and for parents, school going children are back and will be around for over two months. As much as many want to keep them occupied, ...
As a high school junior, Baker Mayfield was the starting quarterback for the Lake Travis Cavaliers football team in Austin, Texas. He led the team to a 25-2 record in two ...
New US research has found that parents who communicate often and openly with their teens about sex could be encouraging them to practice safer sex later in life. Carried out by ...
Adolescence is the time in a child’s life when their body changes physically into an adult. By this time, children will reach their full height potential. It is also the time ...
Good exercise and eating habits are vital and are best established at a young age. By teaching your teen effective and enjoyable ways to exercise and stay well, you are setting ...
Teens are known to be moody. For parents and doctors, it can be tricky to tell the difference between normal adolescent emotions and depression. “I think it’s harder to detect depression ...
I’m 16, and I first got into healthy eating when I was 9, after being mysteriously sick every day for six months. I tried going gluten-free to see if it would ...
As a first grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis. “I’ve been thrown up on; they sneeze and cough on me. And ...
With school season back, parents will once again be confronted with a lot of questions. One concern that continuously comes up, year in, year out, is how to get kids to ...
There’s been a lot of talk about self-care in recent years — in particular, self-care for women and for parents. That’s important, because when parents practice self-care, they have a better ...
If being a teen is hard, then being a teen in 2018 might just seem impossible. In the midst of self-discovery, you have to deal with Instagram likes and so many ...
There’s no denying the countless benefits of a good exercise routine – lower cholesterol and blood pressure, decreased body fat, increased blood and oxygen flow, the list goes on. However, there ...
Scientists said drinking regularly as a teenage boy triples the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer decades later. A new study findings published in the ‘Cancer Prevention Research journal,’ found that ...
Getting enough good sleep is essential for kids as they grow up.But unfortunately, teens are not known for their great sleep schedules. Dr. Stiehm has a few tips to get your ...
HEART DISEASE IS THE leading cause of death in the U.S. But for most with atherosclerosis – or hardening of the arteries, the most common cause of cardiovascular disease, which can ...
I spent a lot of time in therapy as a kid, for depression, among other things. On and off until I graduated high school, I’d “hang out” in the doctor’s office, ...
The start of the school year is quickly approaching, which means close quarters and lots of germs for kids. Here are some of the illnesses that will be spreading this year, ...
As many families prepare for the start of school, the Internet abounds with advice on how to pack lunches for young kids. But what about teens? These older students are bottomless ...
Good job, parents. More teens are up-to-date on their HPV vaccines than in previous years, the Centers for Disease Control tells us in a new report. University of Miami pediatrician Judith ...
Many parents of teenagers struggle with how to instill better eating habits in their children and often assume it is simply too late to change their teen’s behavior before they leave ...
Eating disorders pose serious hazards to adolescents and young adults and are often hidden from family, friends and even doctors, sometimes until the disorders cause lasting health damage and have become ...
As your teen heads back to class this fall, don’t miss an opportunity to connect with them before school pressures become overwhelming. Family coach Sean Donohue has been helping bridge the ...
In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more ...
Many parents want to know what they can teach their children to keep them safe. While stranger danger lessons are important, children are far more likely to be in danger from ...